Apple Watch’s ‘fall detection feature’ detects a sudden drop and calls emergency services when a young couple in New Jersey fell on a cliff, not the first time that Apple’s ‘fall detection feature’ saves lives. Apple Watch’s ‘fall detection’ feature has saved yet another life. This time, Apple wearable is said to be 911 when a young couple in New Jersey fell on a cliff while hiking in a park.
Last week James Prudeniano and his date Paige Paruso were hiking at Hartshorne Woods Park in New Jersey. After sunset, Prudenciano had difficulties to see in the forest. They decided to slide down the cliff but soon realized there was nothing underneath.
“I looked down, and I saw that it was a straight drop for rocks and water,” Jens Prudenciano told News 12. According to a News 12 report, Prudenciano fell into the river at Hartshorne Woods Park and landed on a cliff.
“I was screaming that I’m going to die because I felt like I was going to die. There was no way out of this for me,” Prudencio said.
As Prudenciano was wearing an Apple Watch, it revealed a hard fall and is called 911. Prudeniano’s mother received three text messages that his son was undergoing an emergency. Apple Watch Series 4 and later versions have this built-in ‘fall detection’ feature.
He was rescued from the river by boat and transported to Hackenberry Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. He suffered three fractures in his back.
Apple’s ‘fall detection feature’ detects a sudden drop and calls emergency services if the person does not dismiss the alert within a minute of the fall. If the user has already filled an emergency contact, then Apple Watch will send a text message with a map of the location of a sudden fall. That’s precisely what happened when Prudeniano fell through some foliage and landed on a rock. This feature is automatically enabled for users aged over 65.
In September, the Apple ‘Fall Detection’ feature saved a man’s life in Spokane when he met an accident and fell off his bike. His son wrote a message on Facebook thanking Apple Watch for quick action.
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