Fall detector for the elderly speeds up emergency alerts

ReutersPublished: October 16, 20143 views
Published: October 16, 2014

A wearable device that sets off an alert when it detects a fall has been developed to give elderly people reassurance that emergency services will be contacted instantaneously if they suffer an accident. Called FATE, or FAll DeTector for the Elderly, the device uses technology similar to airbags in cars which are triggered when sudden acceleration is detected. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

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