myHalo Personal Emergency Response System offers a fall detection device with a different (wearable) form factor, and an optional vitals monitoring.
- Name: myHalo Personal Emergency Response System
- Website Info: www.halomonitoring.com/
- Auto Fall Detection? : Yes
- Equipment Cost: $99 deposit
- Monthly Cost: $49-$59
- Features: Chest Strap, Belt Clip, Panic Buttons, Wireless, 24/7 Monitoring, Auto Fall Detection, Activity Tracking, Health Monitoring (via chest strap), Auto Fall Detection
Product Review: myHalo Medical Alert System w/ fall detection
Halo Monitoring, Inc launched the first of the “Fall Detection” systems to hit the market, and the myHalo system has some interesting features. The myHalo system consists of a base unit, and 2 options for the mobile alert buttons- a chest strap (which functions as a fall detection device, panic button, and heart rate monitor), and a belt clip (fall detection and panic button). Each of the alert buttons are waterproof.
If a fall is detected and the person wearing the device doesn’t respond to the base unit, a call center will call a pre-determined call tree (family members, emergency responders, etc.). Another nice feature of the Halo Monitoring System includes a private/secure web interface where a family member can login to check up on vitals, movement patterns, whether the device is being worn, etc.
The Bottom Line: myHalo Fall Detection
MyHalo is one of the pioneers of fall detection technology, and we like what they have to offer. As a relatively new company, we like to think they are actively listening to the market (and their customers) to continually innovate and improve their customer service model. Monthly pricing is slightly higher than for traditional medical alert system products, but in our opinion the extra layer of protection (via the fall detection technology) is worth the extra money if you can afford it.
September 2012 UPDATE: MobileHelp acquires Halo Monitoring to build out PERS offering
If you’ve used the myHalo Medical Alert System with Fall Detection or know someone who has, please let us know your opinion in the comments section below