This is not the first time that Apple Watch has helped in saving lives of people. Last month, Apple Watch helped a doctor save the life of a restaurant goer by helping him detect atrial-fibrillation.
- Apple Watch saved a Chicago-based man from drowning.
- A man was jet skiing in the Lake Michigan when he was knocked down by a wave.
- The Chicago man used Apple Watch’s SOS feature to call the rescuers.
Apple Watch has helped in saving the lives of a number of people in the past. And now, in another such case, Apple Watch helped a man from drowning in Chicago after he lost his iPhone in the waters while jet-skiing.
According to a report by WBBM NewsRadio, Phillip Esho was riding a jet ski in Lake Michigan last weekend to capture images of Chicago skyline when a big wave flipped over his jet ski and knocked him into the water.
The waves knocked his phone into water and kept pushing him under the surface of the water – despite him wearing a flotation device — due to which the nearby boats were unable to see him or hear him calling for help. Then the Emergency SOS feature helped him to call 911. He told the publication that he wasn’t sure if the rescuers had heard him in the first attempt. By the time he was able to reconnect, a helicopter and Chicago fire and police boats had arrived there to save him.
As mentioned before, this is not the first time that Apple Watch has helped in saving lives of people. Last month, Apple Watch helped a doctor save the life of a restaurant goer by helping him detect atrial-fibrillation or A-Fib – a condition where the heart beats rapidly at an irregular rate, which in turn leads to the heart throwing blood clots in the blood stream. In extreme condition, this condition can lead to a heart stroke.
In this case, a San Diego, California based doctor used his Apple Watch Series 4 to detect A-Fib in a restaurant goer. The doctor shared a video demonstrating the feature on Twitter. He later tweeted that the man who had been diagnosed with the heart condition was doing fine.
In yet another case, Apple Watch helped in saving the life of an 18-year-old teenager from Florida’s Tampa Bay area by detecting a life threatening medical condition. The Apple Watch of the teenager showed an accelerated heart beat. Later on examination, the teen came to know that both her kidneys were working on 20 per cent capacity.