Protect your loved on es with Philip Lifeline's exclusive fall detection technology

AutoAlert Automatic
Fall Detection
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Our AutoAlert fall detection could help save a life


Falls in seniors are common – 1 in 3 seniors falls each year. Nearly half of seniors cannot get up from falls on their own, and lying on the floor for an extended period of time can lead to serious complications, including:

  • pressure ulcers

  • muscle necrosis

  • dehydration

  • hyperthermia

  • pneumonia

AutoAlert automatic fall detection was designed to help people connect with help – quickly.


In developing our patented AutoAlert fall detection technology, we studied tens of thousands of hours of senior movement and activity, resulting in reliable fall detection.

Unlike other companies’ fall detection, Philips Lifeline AutoAlert uses three technologies to detect true falls:

1. Accelerometers

2. Highly sensitive barometric sensors

3. Our finely tuned algorithm to differentiate between true falls and false alarms

According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma, as well as injury-related deaths. When a fall happens, every second counts, and our premium fall detection can be the difference for your loved one.

With an award-winning design, our AutoAlert Help button has been endorsed by leading experts in falls and geriatrics, such as the American Geriatrics Society, American Physical Therapy Association and National Council on Aging Falls Free Coalition.


Learn more about automatic fall detection

How to Buy a Medical Alert System with Automatic Fall Detection
Choosing a medical alert system with automatic fall detection is an important decision, but it can hard to evaluate the options. Our buyer’s guide can help. Read more
What Happens When Seniors Fall & How Automatic Fall Detection Can Help
Understand what happens when seniors fall and why automatic fall detection devices can be crucial to helping them maintain independence and health. Read more
Why Lifeline’s AutoAlert Fall Detection Is Right for Your Loved One
Wondering how to choose a medical alert system with automatic fall detection that meets your loved ones’ specific health and lifestyle needs? We recommend key features for several scenarios. Read more
Behind the Philips Lifeline Brand: Q&A with Paul Adams
Paul Adams, Senior Director of Product Management for Philips Home Monitoring, talks about medical alert systems, automatic fall detection, aging well, and why he loves the work he does for Philips Lifeline. Read more


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