The Assure™ personal alarm and wellbeing monitor system has four ways of triggering an alert to cover a wide range of eventualities.
The Assure system uses a movement sensor that constantly monitors the movement of the wristband. It can be configured to detect movement patterns that could be a fall. Every fall is different and the Assure will never detect 100% of falls with no false alarms. There are various settings to suit most people’s needs.
A simple squeeze of the smartband sends out an alert. There is a button on each side of the band making it easy to call for emergency help when you need to, but difficult to trigger accidentally.
You can set the Assure to buzz once or more a day to check that you are well. The smartband’s wellness checks require you to confirm, by pressing a single button, that you are OK.
If you are out (without our app), or not wearing your band the system will automatically know and not raise an alert.
The Assure personal alarm ‘listens’ for an unusual impact followed by a lack of movement that could be a severe fall.
The Assure base temperature is shown as a red line on the MyActicheck dashboard. You can set a time window and minimum temperature below which we will email chosen responders to let them know.
Additionally you can choose to activate the ‘Frost warning’ which will email when the Assure base records temperatures below 5 degrees C.
The smartband monitoring system updates its status several times an hour. This gives confidence that the system is working and checks the wristband is being worn so the user is protected.
Concerned people can view the latest activity, with permission, through an online dashboard but if we find any system issues we will email.
The Assure™ personal alert wristband system gives you two chances to cancel the alert; if you do not respond to either then the full alert sequence starts.
You can press a single button on the wristband to confirm that you are able to respond and do not need help.
If you do not confirm you are OK by pressing a button on your wristband within around 10 seconds we will place an automated call asking you to confirm you are OK by pressing ‘1’ on your telephone keypad.
Only if you fail to confirm your wellbeing by either of these methods will the event be escalated to an alert.
If you haven’t responded in the seconds following the alert, we will start to call the people on your personal network one-by-one with an automated message until one accepts the alert.
They will then be told, emailed and/or texted your location and confidential access instructions, along with any first response instructions such as vital medications.
"Figures from AgeUK suggest that about one third of all people over 65 fall each year. If the fall occurs whilst the person is home alone and the fall results in the person being unable to move, the consequences can be very serious. The Assure uses advanced algorithms that detect movement patterns that could be a fall"
We designed the Assure so that is does not need to be taken off to recharge. The more a device is removed, the higher the risk of an accident whilst you are not 'covered' and the higher the chance the device will be forgotten.