Safety plays a crucial role in terms of every technology, Smartphones are nowadays are very advanced and have the capability of saving many lives. So, the point is to use the technology in that way in which smartphones can act as a lifesaver.
Recently, a man from Washington appreciated Apple watch for saving his father’s life after a major accident.
How Apple watch works in case of Emergency
Keeping the Apple watch capabilities intact, Apple engineers designed it to detect the emergency in case of sudden fall of Apple watch.
It is mostly useful for bike riders as people fall off during an accident. This fall-off impact can be easily identified by the Apple watch and can notify the emergency contact along with the location.
By this, your relative or friend can have an idea about your situation and the location. So your friend can take action as soon as possible.
If you have an Apple watch, make sure to set up the hard fall detection.
Whenever a free fall is detected, Apple watch pop-ups out the message ” It looks like you’ve taken a hard fall”.
In the below options, you will get
- Emergency SOS
- I’m OK
If the Apple Watch detects that you’re moving, then it waits for your confirmation of the emergency message and if you’re immobile for a minute, then it will make the call automatically.
The feature is available with Apple Series 4 or above watches.
Turn fall detection on or off in Apple Watch
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the My Watch tab.
- Tap Emergency SOS.
- Turn Fall Detection on or off.
Set up your Medical ID and add emergency contacts
- Open Settings on your iPhone, then tap Health > Medical ID.
- Tap Edit.
- Enter your date of birth and other health information.
- To add an emergency contact, tap the add button under emergency contacts. Tap a contact, then add their relationship.
- To remove an emergency contact, tap the remove button next to the contact, then tap Delete.
- To make your Medical ID available from the Lock screen, turn on Show When Locked. In an emergency, this gives information to people who want to help.
- Tap Done.
Google Pixel can detect a car crash
According to the XDA developers, Google is dedicatedly working on safety AI in which Pixel phones have the capability of detecting the free fall from the bike and also the car crash.
With the proper sensors present in the phone, the smartphone can easily detect the free fall and enter into emergency mode.
Whereas in a car crash, Google needs to build a robust code considering many factors by which phones can easily detect the car crash.
However, Google is working on the ” Personal Safety app ” with the help of an accelerometer and microphone sensor.
With the accelerometer sensor, the phone can detect the sudden stop and with the microphone sensor it can detect the loud voice by the accident impact and can detect the Emergency feature.
Google Listed the Personal Safety App
XDA Developers had identified the listing the personal safety app on Play Store in which some of the App screenshots are also included.
Working of the personal safety Application
In the working principle, the Application needs to have an accelerometer, Motion Sensors, Microphone and GPS sensors compatible with the app to work in the way it is designed.
When you met with an accident from the bike, with the free fall your phone will detect the fall and activate the emergency pop-up where you can respond that you’re ok or else I am Okay and if not responded it automatically proceeds with emergency procedure.
Your smartphone will automatically send a message along with the location to your emergency contacts and can have an immediate response without any delay.
With car crash, Motion Sensor, Accelerometer and Microphone are in play to detect your crash. If your car stops at a sudden or if the phone detects a loud voice or if the phone detects the fast motion can trigger the alarm.
By pushing the breaks hard can also trigger the alarm and it turns off with the response of “I’m Okay ”
At present this feature is available only to the United States and Google will roll to all countries soon.
Images source: The Verge