It’s not the first time we’ve heard a story about the Apple Watch saving lives, and this time the drop detection function takes center stage.
According to the program WABC-TV eyewitness news From New York, the Apple Watch saved a man who fell in the bathroom and hit his head.
Brandon Schneider, 25, is in good shape, runs up to six times a week and has participated in four marathons. Schneider uses his Apple Watch to monitor his physical activities.
For a few days, she felt severe abdominal pain and finally decided to go to the hospital. On July 12, Schneider and his father visited the hospital emergency room.. He paid a visit to the on-site bathroom and didn’t feel too well right away.
“I remember washing my hands and thinking, something is going to happen.”Schneider said. “I don’t remember falling to the ground, or hitting my head, or anything that happened afterward.” But after a few minutes in the bathroom, the fitness fan passed out.
A few seconds after hitting the ground, Schneider’s Apple Watch alerted his father that something was wrong.
After receiving his son’s Apple Watch alert, Schneider’s father alerted hospital staff. A CT scan revealed that Schneider had life-threatening bruises and a fractured skull. He had to undergo emergency brain surgery.
Emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton commented on the case.
Apple Watch’s fall detector automatically activates if you entered your age as 55 or older when configuring the device. If you are 18 years old or older, you can manually activate it by accessing the Watch app.