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Hit And Run Victim Saved After Apple Watch Calls Emergency Services

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Hit And Run Victim Saved After Apple Watch Calls Emergency Services

A man who was seriously injured after being struck by a car was saved when his Apple Watch dialled up the emergency services and alerted them to his plight, as well as telling them his whereabouts.

It's amazing what technology can do these days, isn't it?

Muhammad Fitri, 24, was knocked off his motorcycle by a van during a hit and run collision in Singapore.

He was so severely injured that he lost consciousness afterwards.

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Luckily, the Apple Watch has a feature that can detect when the wearer has suffered a hard fall, and has a number of checks it runs to see if the person is still moving or conscious.

If it finds that they aren't - and the settings are turned on, obviously - it will call the emergency services automatically.

Muhammad Fitri in hospital. Credit: Newsflash
Muhammad Fitri in hospital. Credit: Newsflash

That's exactly what happened in this case, according to Chinese news outlet Lianhe Wanbao.

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Bystanders at the scene of the crash talked with Fitri's girlfriend to tell her what had happened to him, but she and Muhammad's family found out later it wasn't those at the scene, but the watch that had called the emergency responders.

They said that the streets were fairly quiet at the time of the incident, and that they are grateful for the technology within the watch that ultimately kept the response time down and ensured he got to hospital as quickly as possible.

After all, when you're involved in an incident as serious as this, the seconds count.

It even alerted his emergency contacts. Credit: Newsflash
It even alerted his emergency contacts. Credit: Newsflash
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The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to Muhammad's plight at around 8.20pm.

He was taken to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he received treatment.

The police have confirmed they are investigating the incident as a hit and run.

Apple's website explains how the fall detection technology works by giving the person a 'tap on the wrist' to see if they are OK, as well as detecting whether they are moving or not.

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The watch will also sound an alarm, and the wearer can choose not to call the emergency services by tapping a button that reads 'I'm OK' or pressing the digital crown on the top right-hand side of the watch.

His location was then sent to the emergency responders. Credit: Newsflash
His location was then sent to the emergency responders. Credit: Newsflash

After the call to the emergency services finishes, the watch will then call an emergency contact and alert them to the fall, as well as the fact it has called the emergency services.

There we all were thinking that technology would eventually rise up and kill us.

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash

Topics: World News, Interesting, Technology, Apple

Tom Wood
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