Numerous times, Apple Watch has proven to be a lifesaver. There have been several instances when it has saved lives by spotting health anomalies in users thanks to sensors that monitor things like heart rate, ECG, and more. In one such recent occurrence, a lady who had fainted in a hotel room due to a burst aorta was saved by her Apple Watch.
A Reddit member recently told an amazing account of how the gadget saved her mother’s life. The user said that her mother was temporarily staying at a hotel while on a work trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when she felt chest trouble. To summon a friend staying at the same hotel, she sent a text that said, “Collapse to the floor face.”
The woman’s companion discovered the woman on the floor when she entered her room and immediately dialled 911. Unexpectedly, the ambulance had already left before she had even placed the call. It turns out that the fall detection function on the Apple Watch activated and called emergency personnel on her behalf.
Turns out my mom had a burst aorta, and the conditions were so extreme that it required an amazing confluence of events—including the extraordinarily quick transfer to the hospital—for her to survive.
She added that after the operation, a few days later, the Apple Watch called for help since it hadn’t sensed any movement from her. Gratitude was expressed by the woman’s daughter, who said that the experience had converted her into a lifelong Apple customer.
“I sometimes observe stories like this and suspect that they are overblown for attention or perhaps just made up. Evidently, I no longer believe this. I already have a tight grasp on Apple technology, as does the rest of my family, but this was different. I’m now an Apple customer for life, and this experience has convinced me that such technology may actually save lives.
The health aspects of the watch received a lot of appreciation from users and have helped save countless lives.
”Your mother is really lucky,” a user commented. According to the data I looked up, around 85% of those who have an aortic rupture pass away. I’m glad your mum is still alive. Undoubtedly, the Apple Watch is a useful piece of technology. I needed a cane to walk since I was born with spina bifida. I frequently trip and fall. Several occasions, the Apple Watch has come in handy by offering to contact either my wife or 911. Fortunately, I haven’t had to make the calls myself. Knowing that it will be on my wrist when I need it is consoling.
An automated emergency call will be made and a message with your position will be sent to your emergency contacts if Apple Watch detects you haven’t moved for a minute. For users over 65, the functionality is automatically activated.
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