In 2018, Apple introduced the fall detection feature with its Apple Watch 4. A feature which is a literal life saver for so many Apple Watch users. And now following the latest indications it seems that Apple is working to improve that feature in their future wearables products.
The current variable devices and even the upcoming Apple Watch 6 too will have a sensing features which will indicate a fall, and then sends you a notification asking that if you’re okay or not. If you don’t respond in the given amount of time, the Apple Watch will contact emergency services.
Notifying the responder that the owner has fallen and not responding, also providing a location to the ambulance. After that it can also get in touch with your emergency contact by its own.
Now, it seems Apple want to take that service to another level. On Patently Apple, a new series of patents are seen where Apple wants to examine various types of data and figure out additional information for the emergency services.
As the patent suggests, additional information like previous medical conditions, what medications are needed, weight, heart rate, BMI, how often do you exercise and what type of technicians needs to be present at the location of the user.
This is definitely a great move from Apple’s side both as a business point of view and also for users point of view.