Nov 30, 2018
Watch Fall Detection:
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to
help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or
other special needs!
There are so many fun and useful features jam packed into the
sleek Apple Watch. Unfortunately, we don't have time to
discuss them all. However, I would like to briefly discuss
Fall Detection, a built-in feature on the new Apple Watch
With Fall Detection enabled, the Watch will detect if the
wearer trips and falls. If you're wearing the Watch and you
fall, a pop-up will ask if you're okay. If you don't respond,
it will sound an alarm and automatically call emergency
services. The feature is off by default, since Apple says
"high impact activity" can appear to be a fall for some
people. However, if you are prone to falling, it can be
easily turned on for your safety.
learn more about this feature.
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line,
That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I'm Laura
Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals
Crossroads, in Indiana.