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Table 1 Actions available to the PERS prototype

From: Development of an automated speech recognition interface for personal emergency response systems

Action Name Action Description
False Alarm Accidental alarm – no action needed.
EMS A call is placed to Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Responder 1 A contact person from a list that is pre-defined by the user. When compiling this list, the nominated responder is notified and must give consent to respond to emergency calls. Responders can include neighbours, friends, and family.
Responder 2 See description for Responder 1.
Operator Connect to a live operator. This option can be accessed by the user. It is also the default action the system takes if it does not detect a response from the user or cannot determine which response the user wishes to initialise.