Technology does a ton of things for you on a daily basis. If it weren’t for technology you wouldn’t have smartphone or computers, for one thing. If it weren’t for technology you wouldn’t have 911 to call in an emergency and there wouldn’t be all of the miraculous equipment at hospitals that save people’s live.
There are plenty of technological devices that you carry with you personal that are used to help save your life, sometimes in a roundabout way and sometimes in a direct way. Here are some of the ways that you are using technology to save your life and help you get through each day safe and healthy.
Medical Alert Systems
Medical alert systems can literally mean the difference between life or death for some people. If you are elderly and have troubles getting around, but you want to continue living on your own, a medical alert device could be the one thing you have to alert medical help if you’ve fallen and can’t get up. This alert system is literally your lifeline.
While everyone seems to have smartphones these days, dialing 911 when you’re in the middle of an emergency, and you’re suffering alone, may not be something that can happen. That’s why something with one simple button to push could make all the difference in you feeling like you’re safe.
Drunk Driving Safety
Technology is also helping keep you safe on the road. Not only are their downloads and attachments for phones to use a sobriety test for people that want to ensure they drive sober, but there are breathalyzers that can be attached to cars that make them not start when someone is over the legal limit.
Drunk drivers aren’t just a risk to themselves, they put every other driver and passenger on the road in danger.
Access To Emergency Services
Smartphones have made it so much easier to contact emergency services when they’re needed. Even phones not hooked up through a carrier can be used to call 911. In some areas, you can even text 911, which can come in handy in a situation where it would be safe for you to stay quiet (like in a hostage situation).
Phone make it so when you see an accident on the road, or are involved in one, you can call and not have to wait for a kind driver to make it to a payphone (what’s that?). Your phone can also alert you to accidents on your path so you can avoid them, or at least be prepared so you don’t get into one of your own.
This is just a small glimpse at how technology helps with safety. This doesn’t even cover the shots to help stop overdoses or readers people use to watch their glucose levels.