Fall detection device debuts

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MyNotifi®, an automatic fall-detection wearable device
MyNotifi®, an automatic fall-detection wearable device

MyNotifi®, an automatic fall-detection wearable device, is a new system from MedHab that connects to a user's smartphone and can send alerts.

The system is a discrete device worn on the wrist and can specify the exact GPS location of a fall. MyNotifi works with iOS and Androids and is HIPAA compliant, executives said.

The system can be set up to immediately alert an unlimited number of selected friends or caregivers, and they can in turn communicate with the app or call emergency services.

“Falls are dangerous, but the amount of time the victim spends on the floor can be equally devastating,”  MyNotifi CEO Johnny Ross said. “Blood pressure and anxiety can rise, dehydration can set in, bleeding can occur along with other negative health outcomes that can lead to hospitalization. Minutes truly matter when it comes to a serious fall.”