Pearl Advanced

Automatic alerting when a fall is detected.

What is Pearl Advanced?

Pearl Advanced is an easy to wear pendant with fall detection technology. If a fall and impact is detected, or if the personal help button is pressed, Pearl Advanced will communicate bi-directionally with a Chiptech base unit to send an alert.

The Pearl Advanced fall detector has been designed to automatically help those who may be prone to falling, to give them confidence to go about their day to day activities around the home.

How it works?

When a fall is detected, the Pearl Advanced pendant will beep for fifteen seconds before sending a signal to your base unit.

If there has been a false alert, you can stop the signal being sent to the base unit during this beeping by shaking your pendant from side to side until it is silent.

If your alert continues, and when the signal is received by the base unit, your Pearl Advanced pendant will beep three times and the outer edge will flash red. The base unit will sound a loud pre-alarm and report a fall has been detected.

During this loud pre-alarm you can still cancel the alert by pressing the CANCEL button on the base unit.

Once your fall alert has been received, a Responder will call back and speak to you over the handsfree speakerphone on the base unit.

Pearl Advanced Features

Battery Life

2 year battery life with typical use. Pearl Advanced reports when the battery capacity is reduced to 20%, providing ample time to organise a replacement.

Range

Excellent range to a base unit, with 300m+ being typical in open air.

Sounds

Pearl Advanced sounds when a fall has been detected and when the signal is confirmed back from the base unit.

Water Resistant

Water resistant and can be worn in the bath or shower.

User Assurance

Light ring around Pearl Advanced flashes when the signal is confirmed back from the base unit.

Automatic Safety Checks

Testing with the base unit to ensure correct functioning and low battery reporting.

Pearl Advanced Fall Settings

Pearl Advanced has four available settings; these can be changed to suit the end user requirements, including settings for people with epilepsy, those with cognitive disabilities, and high risk very frail users.

1. Standard Fall Detection

This setting will suit 80% of end users. Typically users will have fallen before, are living independently and are mobile by themselves. In this setting Pearl Advanced beeps for 15 seconds, (the outer rim does not flash red at this stage). When the signal is confirmed with the base unit, the outer rim flashes red and the pendant beeps, there is also an audible confirmation from the base unit* that the fall alert is being sent.

2. Epilepsy

This setting is specifically to detect a fall for people who suffer from epilepsy. The ‘Shake to Cancel’ feature, including beeps and the 15 seconds delay is disabled. When the signal is confirmed with the base unit, the outer rim flashes red and the pendant beeps, there is also an audible confirmation from the base unit* that the fall alert is being sent.

3. Cognitive Disability

This setting can be used to detect a fall for people who have either dementia or an intellectual disability. In this setting, both the ‘Shake to Cancel’ feature, and the audible and visual confirmation have been removed from the pendant to reduce confusion for the end user. There is an audible confirmation from the base unit* that the fall alert is being sent.

4. Sensitive Fall Detection

This is a super-sensitive fall detection algorithm for individuals who are frail or sedentary. In this setting, the Pearl Advanced requires a shorter 'free-fall' distance and less impact to detect a fall. The ‘Shake to Cancel’ beeps have a different warning tone sequence. When the signal is confirmed with the base unit, the outer rim flashes red and the pendant beeps, there is also an audible confirmation from the base unit* that the fall alert is being sent.

* Denotes a base unit configuration setting.

Wearing Pearl Advanced

You can choose to use either the pendant attachment or the pendant with clip-on attachment, depending on how you want to wear your fall detector. The clip-on attachment makes it easy to attach your pendant to clothing so it does not move around, minimising false alarms and keeping it in one position (especially while you are sleeping, gardening, or working around the house). It is supplied with a surgical grade stainless steel chain that is designed to break under significant pressure.

Shake-to-Cancel

Pearl Advanced features a unique shake-to-cancel period. When a fall is detected, the pendant looks for significant movement which would automatically cancel an alert being sent to the base unit. If no movement is detected in this time period,  Pearl Advanced then sounds a warning beep to signify it is about to send an alert for help.

Other Pearl Options

Pearl is designed to be lightweight, discrete, and easy to wear at all times, including the bath or shower. Multiple attachment options mean people can choose a help button that suits their lifestyle. The button is a soft grey colour to lessen its visibility, thereby reducing the stigma surrounding wearing a help device.

Pearl

Pearl Wristwatch

Pearl Advanced Technical Specifications

  • Pendant with surgical stainless steel chain and clasp.
  • Pendant with clip on attachment with surgical stainless steel chain and clasp.
  • Pendant with easy press sleeve attachment with surgical stainless steel chain and clasp.
  • 40 H x 32 W x 14 D mm excluding attachment method.
  • 16.6grams, excluding attachment method.
  • Operating temperature of 0 - 40°C, 90% humidity (non-condensation).
  • IP67 – Water resistant. Tested in hot water.
  • 2 years with typical usage, battery replaceable through the Chiptech servicing department.
  • Frequency: 869MHz / 916MHz.
  • Range: 300 metres+ typical in open air.

Resources

User Guide
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Compatible Products

Compatibility with existing Chiptech base units SEVEN, SEVEN LiTE, EVA, EVE and EVE Data

SEVEN

SEVEN LiTE

EVA

EVE