We’re back again to talk about the wrist-worn hero called the Apple Watch, who is again credited with saving another life after alerting emergency services to what could have been a fatal fall.
On July 12, 25-year-old Brandon Schneider of Long Island went to the emergency room after suffering from abdominal pain and a misdiagnosed kidney stone, People reports. Schneider asked to use the bathroom, where he lost consciousness and fell to the floor.
I remember washing my hands and thinking to myself, something is going to happen he said. I don’t remember falling to the floor, or hitting my head, or the events that followed
Fortunately, Schneider was wearing an Apple Watch. The device’s fall detection feature recognized the event and alerted emergency services, as well as his father who was with him at the time.
My Apple Watch detected a heavy fall and I didn’t click on the pop up requesting a response within 45 seconds
Subsequent CT scans revealed a skull fracture and multiple hematomas that were growing in size. He underwent brain surgery and woke up four days later.
Although he doesn’t remember much about the accident or those days, he is on the mend and attributes his survival to the Apple Watch and an active lifestyle. Schneider is a Peloton specialist and a certified Level I running coach.
Those who have an Apple Watch may be able to set up their own emergency contacts, and I want to encourage people to do so
Fall detection, remember, was introduced with Apple Watch Series 4 and is part of a suite of biometric monitoring that covers heart health, blood oxygen levels, mobility, fitness and more.
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