Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection summons emergency services, saves elderly man

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on AppleInsider – Frontpage News February 4, 2019 at 10:10AM.)

A Norwegian man survived a midnight fall to the floor of his bathroom and skull fractures because the fall detection feature on his Apple Watch Series 4 summoned help.

The man, 67-year-old Toralv Ostvang, fractured his face in three places, according to Norway’s NRK. While some details of the incident are unknown, he may have fainted, and was discovered still “bloody and unconscious” when emergency crews responded to the Watch’s alert beacon. The man was ultimately diagnosed with several skull fractures, and likely would not have survived the night had emergency services not been called.

Ostvang’s daughter Kirsti noted that he hadn’t brought his phone into the bathroom, or previously thought of using any other form of fall alert.


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This article and images were originally posted on [AppleInsider – Frontpage News] February 4, 2019 at 10:10AM. Credit to the original author and AppleInsider – Frontpage News | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.


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