What Mechanism Can Be Used to Track a Psychiatric Patient Who Has Fallen Down?

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Ask The ExpertsWhat Mechanism Can Be Used to Track a Psychiatric Patient Who Has Fallen Down?
RFID Journal Staff asked 9 years ago
We need to find a way to trigger an alert. How can we accomplish this?

—Shabana

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Dear Shabana,

Several companies manufacture RFID transponders that have an accelerometer inside them, so when a patient falls, that movement is detected and an alert can be issued to staff members. Here is a related article that we have published: New System Reports Patient Falls.

Sonitor Technologies and Precyse Technologies offer active RFID tags containing an acceleromater that can automatically alert employees if a patient falls. In addition, Aeroscout offers a tag with a call button, which patients can push in order to alert someone if they fall.

I hope that helps.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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