Future Apple Watch May Call For Help If It Detects A Medical Emergency

The Apple Watch can track your heart rate, monitor your steps and calories burned. In a future version it may also be able to call out when you’re in need of urgent care.

A patent application titled “Care Event Detection and Alerts” was published Thursday by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office, revealing a new invention from Apple which would use the sensors of an Apple Watch or another device with health-tracking features to send out alerts when the wearer is in need of help or medical assistance. Apple refers to this occurences as “care events” in the patent and suggests it could be used in the event of a car crash, bike accident, heart attack, separation of a child from caregiver, mugging or more.

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