Understanding the Fall Detection Feature of the MedAlert Watch

Where technology bridges the gap between healthcare and daily living, the MedAlert Watch stands out with its innovative fall detection feature. Designed to enhance safety and provide peace of mind, this feature is a lifeline for those who may face the risk of falls due to age, medical conditions, or other vulnerabilities.

What It’s For

The fall detection capability of the MedAlert Watch is specifically engineered to identify when the wearer has taken a significant fall. Upon detection, it triggers an automatic alert system, ensuring that help can be dispatched promptly, even if the wearer is unable to press the SOS button themselves. This feature is invaluable in emergencies, significantly reducing the wait time for assistance and potentially saving lives.

Who Benefits From It

  • Seniors: As mobility decreases with age, the risk of falling increases. The fall detection feature provides seniors with an added layer of security, particularly those living independently.
  • Individuals with Medical Conditions: People with conditions that affect balance or consciousness, such as epilepsy or Parkinson's disease, can find reassurance in knowing that help is readily available.
  • Rehabilitation Patients: For those recovering from surgeries or medical procedures that temporarily impair mobility, this feature offers a safety net during their recovery period.

How It Works

The MedAlert Watch uses a combination of sensors and algorithms to monitor the wearer's movements continuously. If a motion resembling a fall is detected, the device evaluates the situation based on the velocity and impact of the fall, along with the wearer's subsequent movements or lack thereof. If the criteria for a fall are met, the watch automatically initiates an alert to the designated emergency contacts or the 24/7 Emergency Call Response Centre.

Who It Alerts

Upon detecting a fall, the MedAlert Watch can be configured to alert:

  • Family Members or Friends: Selected contacts are immediately notified, allowing them to check on the wearer or seek emergency services if needed.
  • The 24/7 Emergency Call Response Centre: Trained professionals assess the situation and take appropriate action, whether it’s contacting emergency services or reaching out to family members.


The fall detection feature of the MedAlert Watch embodies the fusion of technology and caregiving. It ensures that individuals at risk of falls are never truly alone, providing them and their loved ones with the assurance that safety is always within reach. Whether it’s through direct alerts to family and friends or the support of the Emergency Call Response Centre, the MedAlert Watch is more than a device—it’s a companion in ensuring well-being and independence.