How Electronic Gadgets are Keeping You Safe
Wearable tech is one of the fastest growing segments of electronic gadgets today, as made evident at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January 2019. From monitoring your vitals to alerting someone when you need help, wearable gadgets can save lives. Here are a few ways that manufacturers are tapping into wearables to help people live longer and smarter.
Companies like E-Vone, a French firm taking advantage of smart devices, created a wearable shoe with built-in sensors that alert authorities when the wearer falls. Apple and others have created programs that identify when someone has fallen and set out alerts. For example, the latest Apple Watch, Series 4, uses fall detection technology to alert when someone is down.
Besides shoes, smart wearables like belts from Welt Corp. and others analyzes the walking patterns of wearers to notify wearers when it’s time to stand up and move. You can also get notifications when you’ve eaten too much and more.
If you’ve ever had a package taken from your home or apartment, you’ll be pleased about the Parcel Guard by Danby. Your mail carrier or other delivery service puts your package in a box that’s connected with a camera that lets you check on your delivery. Only you can unlock the Parcel Guard with a digital code. It’s waterproof and rust-proof for years of keeping your packages dry and safe from thieves.
If you’re a cyclist, you know the real danger of automobiles sharing the roads with those on two wheels. The French company Helite makes airbags for motorcyclists and others with built-in sensors that know when to inflate the bag.
It’s a smart airbag that understands when you’re going over bumps and when you need actual protection from an accident. The bag inflates when needed to protect the rider from incidents with motor vehicles and more that threaten the safety of others on the road.
These are just a few of the electronic gadgets unveiled at the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas in early January 2019. Devices geared to save lives and connect you to those who can help were only a portion of the electronic devices showcased.
But it’s significant when senior citizens and those with limited physical abilities can rely on a pair of shoes to alert your relatives if you fall down.