“Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” was a catchphrase of the late 1980s based on a line from a United States based television commercial. In this commercial, an elderly actor is seen fallen and distraught and uses the medical alert system to summon help. The unexpected humor in the commercial made it a universal punchline for many comedic acts. Unfortunately, for many people, this is their only bit of insight into the world of Medical Alarm Systems.
Life Alert is the company that ran that commercial. While Life Alert is a fine medical alert company in terms of responding to alarms, it is our opinion that their sales practices are not quite up to snuff. If you check out Life Alerts website, you will notice that no prices are disclosed. If you should decide to call them, you will see what we mean. We have got to give credit where credit is due “Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up” is a registered trademark of medical alert system and has left a lasting impact on the world of PERS.
PERS, a commonly accepted abbreviation for Personal Emergency Response System or medical alarms have been sold throughout the marketplace for more than forty years. PERS systems and service models, which originally were designed to help the elderly summon emergency services when needed, are rapidly evolving. In the last couple of years, major progress has been made in improving fall detection technology, in addition to the influx of mobile PERS units. This technology has not been perfected yet, but is getting increasingly better quickly.
A traditional medical alert system consists of a base console and a transmitter. The base console is place in the home and either attached to a landline telephone jack, or has built in cellular technology to reach our monitoring station in the event of an emergency. In such an event, all the subscriber has to do is press the transmitter that they wear.
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