After the car carrying the woman and her nine-month-old baby was hit by the truck, Apple Watch on woman’s wrist sent an SOS call to the ambulance that came in no time and both the lives were saved after suffering minor injuries
Along with the criticism around human lives getting increasingly dependent on everyday technology and a number of articles pointing to the perils of electronic gadgets becoming an inseparable part of our lives, it comes as a reprieve when an electronic product delivers what they promise. Apple, while launching its Apple Watch in 2015, stressed at the features that will make sure the customer is healthy while also monitoring any health irregularities. One incident in the US shows Apple is one of those companies that not only make big claims but also keep their word. Apple Watch has reportedly saved two lives in the US after the two were stuck in a car accident, once again.
According to a report published in Shape, a 24-year old woman named Kacie Anderson and her 9-month-old baby, belonging to Hanover, Pennsylvania, were in a car that was smashed by a drunk truck driver from behind while it halted at a red light. The collision was so big that the woman’s face hit the steering wheel while losing access to her iPhone. But the Apple Watch she was wearing came to her rescue. The Apple Watch sent an SOS call to the ambulance that came in no time and both the lives were saved after suffering minor injuries. “My hands flew around to feel for my phone and then I realized I had my watch on and commanded it to call 911,” she told Shape.
This accident happened last year and the survivor Anderson shared the shocking incident and her experience with Apple Watch in a letter to Apple. “The moment he hit us everything inside the car went airborne. My face took a horrible blow to the steering wheel, headrest, back to the steering wheel, and then to the window. I blacked out for about a minute and could not see. My eyes were wide open but all I saw was black,” said Anderson. The Apple Watch SOS feature is built to call local emergency numbers, in this case, 911 in the US. The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with cellular support, which means that you can make calls even if the phone paired with it is out of reach.
Recalling the incident, Anderson further told Shape that she had been wearing Apple Watch for two years but never thought she could ever have to use the SOS feature. She thanked Apple that Apple Watch saved her and her baby’s lives. “I feel so blessed that I had my Apple Watch on,” she said. This is not the first time when Apple Watch has saved a human life. Previously, a man whose heart beat started dropping due to blood clots in his lungs was alerted by Apple Watch. Without any delay, he reached to medical attention and saved his life.