The incident happened in Singapore when a 24-year old motorcycle rider was hit by a van and was knocked out unconscious. Luckily, he was an Apple Watch user and the watch detected the fall and sent a notification to the emergency contact and also sent an alert to the emergency services.
The name of the rider was Muhammad Fitri and it was a case of hit and run. The incident occurred on 25th September. Apple Watch detects the fall and gives you a short period of time in which you have to respond to the watch. If the person does not respond which can happen if the person is unconscious, then the watch will automatically send a notification to the emergency contact set by the person and will also alert the local emergency services. The watch also sent the location of the person who was unconscious.
This is not the first time that Apple Watch has alerted emergency services. Earlier, this year, a 78-year-old man named Mike Yager, who lives in North Carolina, fell unconscious that too when he was alone. The watch called 911 for help automatically as he was not able to respond to the watch. Apple uses a gyroscope and an accelerometer that is built into the watch to detect fall.
A woman named Yolie De Leon was saved because her Apple Watch alerted her about the abnormally high heart rate. She received an alert on the Apple Watch that said her heart rate was at 174 and it is an AFib or Atrial fibrillation, call your doctor immediately. Yolie who lives in Arizona rushed to the hospital and the doctor reported that the watch was correct and the condition was life-threatening.
It is important to note that not every Apple Watch has this feature. Apple launched this feature with the Series 4 of the watch so every watch after that has the fall detection feature. They also launched Series 7 quite recently. Other features that the Apple Watch comes with are workout detection, sleep monitoring, heart rate monitoring, Handwash countdown, noise detection, menstrual cycle tracking, blood oxygen measurement and ECG monitoring.
Hit and run cases in India
We often hear hit and run cases on the news channel or read in the newspaper. On the 29th of August, such an incident happened in the Saheliyon Ki Bari area in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The driver tried to flee away when he hit a traffic constable. The name of the constable is Satyaveer. He tried to stop a Hyundai Verna because the driver of the sedan had violated a traffic rule.
But the driver did not stop instead he stepped on the gas and the traffic constable had to jump on the bonnet to save himself. Then also the driver did not stop. After, 500 metres, the driver slowed down the car a bit and Satyaveer jumped from the bonnet to save his life. The driver was caught the next day and the Hyundai Verna was also recovered. He was arrested in the past for the PETA act.