COBS introduces PAF+, a fall alarm transmitter
According to World Health Organization data, falls are the second cause of worldwide mortality from accidental injurie, and those over 65 are the main victims of this type of accident. There are 37.3 million falls annually that require medical attention.
This information represents a strong financial pressure on national health systems when their resources are increasingly tight.
A fall detection sensor can be an important part of a care system, providing greater security and independence to the user, facilitating the work of caregivers and family members and easing potential burden to service providers. For these reasons, COBS has extended the portfolio with PAF+, a small wristband alarm trigger that monitors people at risk of falling by detecting falls and automatically reporting them. Target users are, among others, older people, users with Parkinson´s disease and people with impaired mobility.
PAF+ is a well-integrated device into COBS ecosystem, a platform where you have full control of alarms and events, letting you know every detail in your installation and guaranteeing the most advanced care service in the socio-health world. In addition, PAF+ provides all the functionality of a standard PAT+ e.g. sending an alarm with the push of a button.
How it works
PAF+ is developed to detect hard falls in situations where the user cannot press the button after the fall, including:
- Slipping and falling backwards
- Falling due to loss of consciousness
- Tripping on an object and falling forward
In case of a fall, PAF+ will detect it and send an alarm to a care unit, which will alert the staff.
Soft falls with impact limited by a hindering object or by the user catching himself, will not be detected by PAF+. However, the user can always send the alarm manually. Furthermore, it sends different alarm types, such as user alarm, low battery, or programmable auto test alarm, making it easier for the alarm receiver to identify the root cause of the alarm and respond accordingly.
Thanks to COBS bidirectional radio the user can recognize that the alarm has reached the receiver and the user can stay calm.
In combination with the introduction of the new PAF+ product, we further strengthen the competitive advantage of the COBS solution by offering the portable alarm transmitters, PAT, PAT+ and PAL+ with up to 25% reduced recommended end-user price.
||PAT Alarm Transmitter
||PAT+ Alarm Transmitter with battery exchange possibility
||PAL+ Alarm Locator with battery exchange possibility
||PAF+ Alarm Transmitter w/ Fall sensor and batt. exchange possibility