Apple bringing emergency services closer to you than 911
countries, all you have to do is dial a three-digit code. However, Apple appears
to have plans to make this process even easier than now.
The company allegedly patented a new way of calling for help
with just your fingertips. This patent describes how the user can program
different fingerprints, patterns, and even the amount of force required to
switch the phone into “panic mode”.
services, and could activate a live-stream off video, or provide the location
data through GPS, of the person in need of help.
work in a similar way, which are already on the market. Such technology could
save lives in some situations. This has been demonstrated by a number of recent
reports. For instance, in London, a four-year-old boy managed to save his
mother’s life with Siri’s help.Apple emergency services
use of the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, located on the device’s home
button, as a panic button that would beckon on the emergency services when the
user is in danger.
depends on Touch ID’s ability to distinguish between fingers, and also know the
strength or position of each press of the Home button.
future. Perhaps it will be added to the tons of features to come with the imminent
prove to be. Granted, it is not a perfect proposal. One could accidentally
trigger the panic button and send emergency services racing to their location. Nonetheless,
a setting that is too difficult to triggering potential life-and-death
situations could make things worse.
make this work.