One of the leading causes of injury worldwide is falls, so whether you slip off a step ladder or you trip on a curb, a hard fall can be serious, and it can be difficult to get immediate help.
Well now Apple watch series 4 can detect a fall.
[clapping] It's interesting, identifying a fall may sound like a straight forward problem, but it requires a tremendous amount of data and analysis.
We conducted studies With thousands of people, over a long period of time.
And we captured data on real world falls.
And we learned something.
We learned that with falls, there's this repeatable motion pattern that happens.
For example, when you trip, your body will naturally pitch forward, and your arms will go out involuntarily.
To brace yourself.
However, if you flip, there's a natural upward motion of the arms.
Well these are motions Series 4 is ideally suited to recognize.
With a new accelerometer and [UNKNOWN] the watch analyzes risk trajectory and impact acceleration to determine when a fall occurs And after detecting a fall, series 4 delivers an alert.
From that alert, you can initiate an emergency call.
However, if the watch senses you are immobile for one minute, it will start the call automatically.
It also sends a message with your locations to your emergency contacts.
Using the SOS feature that is already built into Apple watch.
Fall detection is a feature that we hope you never need but it's really nice to know it's there.
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