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Since the readership of this blog is diverse and ranges from seniors over 70 years of age to parents with small children, the topic of emergency wristbands or SOS wristbands should be addressed in this article. Although it does not fit 100% into an Apple blog, there are also apps and functions available in iOS that can help in an emergency. With this sheet I would like to address the issue of emergency wristbands and offer you a comprehensive insight.
In old age, everything goes a little slower, because unfortunately it is also more difficult. The body doesn't always do what the head wants, and sometimes overall health is no longer the best. Instead of exposing yourself to a risk with these sensitivities, you can simply equip yourself with an emergency bracelet. The emergency call, a preset number or another contact can be dialed with a button on the SOS bracelet.
With this set, the senior citizen or another person who should communicate in an emergency wears the ID bracelet (does not have to be removed in the shower) and the nursing staff or relatives in the house equip themselves with the recipient. If the wearer of the bracelet presses the button, a signal sounds at the receiver:
According to the reviews on the product page, the Maxcom MM 715 is a good mobile phone for seniors and other users who want or should dial a certain number using an emergency bracelet (included in the set). A SIM card is required for the large-button telephone, the emergency number can be set individually:
The following two models are advertised primarily for children, but also generally for all other potential carriers. The first is a wristband with a USB stick on which all relevant medical information is stored (blood group, allergies, medication intake, emergency contacts, etc.) and the second is a tracker with GPS for finding children or possibly dementia patients .
The bracelet from UTAG shows the international symbol for medicine and thus indicates its use to emergency services and doctors. Before putting it on, the built-in USB stick should of course be provided with the carrier's data. You can find details on this in this YouTube video.
TURNMEON offers various children's watches with GPS, emergency and call functions. Some also bring their own buttons for mom and dad so that the child can easily target the desired emergency contact. In the meantime, or in the event of an emergency call, the parents can check the child's GPS position. I'm not linking to a specific model here, I want you guys instead, the link to a list of search results give. There you can choose the right model. (A SIM card may be required for emergency calls) Here is an expensive but extensive Made In Germany alternative: Click .
NFC or Near Field Communication is a radio standard for short distances. For, among other Apple Pay and similar services, this technology is also used in the Vital ID emergency bracelet. According to the Amazon product page, it is compatible with Windows, Android and BlackBerry (no iOS?). The wearer's medical and personal data can be called up via NFC. Inside the bracelet there are also real writable tapes on which contacts and information can be written:
On a bracelet or elsewhere, you can note that the most important data, medical details, the status as an organ donor or the like are on a piece of paper in the wallet or similar. You can also write down an emergency number. The Apple emergency pass or the corresponding health app offers similar benefits. Paramedics, doctors and others who find someone who has had an accident can use their iPhone to call up the most important data. The emergency pass of the iOS Health app can be called up on the lock screen at the bottom left via "Emergency".
If you want to make an SOS emergency call yourself from your iPhone because something has happened to you or you are not feeling well, you can do so without having to unlock your iPhone. Even Siri can be made to call 5 with "call an ambulance" or similar commands. Do you want to test it out beforehand? That works, because a countdown counts down XNUMX seconds until the emergency call actually goes out. But be careful: abuse and unjustified calls are included punishable.
What do you think of the topic of emergency wristbands or SOS wristbands? Does the emergency call make sense on its own or is the digital data on a stick / via NFC also helpful? How do you feel about GPS watches for children or seniors? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion or even your experiences. If you can recommend a certain product, I would be happy too! All the best! :)
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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