AutoAlert Fall Detection Technology

The new standard in personal emergency response services

The idea that you can push a button and get fast access to help in an emergency gives you the confidence to maintain your independence – and live life to the fullest.  But what if you fall or have a medical emergency and can’t push the button?

Did you know?

In a study of Lifeline users¹, we found that seniors can’t or don’t push the button in up to 30% of serious fall emergencies. That’s 3 out of every 10 falls – far too many.

The solution: AutoAlert, Lifeline’s advanced Fall Detection Technology

Five years ago, after working extensively with seniors, we developed AutoAlert – a feature that is designed to automatically* call for help if it detects a fall. So even if you become disoriented and can’t push the button yourself, you can still access help – any time of day or night.

Continue to live your life your way Lifeline with AutoAlert does more than bring you greater peace of mind. It helps you maintain the lifestyle you love – and say “no” to nursing homes.

AutoAlert from Philips Lifeline is Canada's #1 most widely adopted fall detection technology
  • You feel more comfortable, more confident, and more secure staying in your own home.
  • Your loved ones worry less about you, because they know you have access to help when they are not around.
  • You diminish the potential for lengthy hospital stays, expensive rehabilitation, and long-term care due to serious complications resulting from delayed access to help.

It’s simple

Airbags are now an automotive standard because it mitigates some of the injuries of a car accident. Nowadays, would you buy a car without airbags? Like airbags, Auto Alert is the new standard in fall detection. After a fall, long lie times can lead to further injury and serious complications. With AutoAlert, there are no long lie times, as the AutoAlert pendant is built with SMART sensors that can tell if they fall and will call the Lifeline response centre automatically.

How it Works

Lifeline with AutoAlert works with multiple sensors embedded in a powerful microprocessor that is always on and always ready. When a person goes about their daily routine, whether it’s sitting, going up and down the stairs or lying down, AutoAlert is registering their activity and movement. Lifeline with AutoAlert uses patented technology that constantly measures changes in height orientation to a horizontal position and velocity.

Lifeline with AutoAlert works with multiple sensors embedded in a powerful microprocessor that is always on and always ready. When a person goes about their daily routine, whether it’s sitting, going up and down the stairs or lying down, AutoAlert is registering their activity and movement. Lifeline with AutoAlert uses patented technology that constantly measures changes in height orientation to a horizontal position and velocity.

When a fall occurs, AutoAlert recognizes the difference between every day movements and a fall.  It calls for help automatically.

When a fall occurs, AutoAlert recognizes the difference between every day movements and a fall.  It calls for help automatically.

¹According to a 2014 study conducted by Philips Lifeline on 400,000 Philips Lifeline Subscribers in the United States.
*AutoAlert does not detect 100% of falls.  If able, you should always press your button when you need help.