At CES in Las Vegas this week Philips unveiled the Lifeline GoSafe, a system that helps keep seniors in touch with emergency responders in cases of trips and falls. Similar to the old “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” device we’ve all seen on TV commercials a decade ago, the GoSafe has built-in cellular connectivity that only needs one press of the button to activate. It also has integrated fall sensors that can automatically call for help.
It purportedly uses numerous technologies to help locate an individual in different situations and the neck-worn device is waterproof, works for a week on a charge, and will operate in just about any environment.
Features from the announcement:
• Widely adopted AutoAlert fall detection capabilities that can automatically detect a fall and place a call for help if it detects a fall and the user is unable to push the GoSafe button
• Two-way cellular voice communication
• Use of up to seven user-locating technologies designed to help identify the user’s location in a variety of situations
• A single, attractive, easy to wear, waterproof button. The button is all the user needs to access help while at home or on the go
• A power-efficient design that allows up to seven days between charges, and a senior-friendly charging cradle that allows the GoSafe help button to be worn even while charging
• System pairing with an in-home communicator to maximize performance, redundancy and reliability
Press release: Philips Introduces Mobile Innovation to its Personal Emergency Response System Technology
Product page: Philips Lifeline GoSafe…