Apple's Patent behind the Apple Watch Series 4 Feature known as 'Fall Detection' was Published Today
Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to the Apple Watch Series 4 feature known as Fall Detection. Apple notes on their support page that "If Apple Watch Series 4 detects a hard fall while you're wearing your watch, it taps you on the wrist, sounds an alarm, and displays an alert. You can choose to contact emergency services or dismiss the alert by pressing the Digital Crown, tapping Close in the upper-left corner, or tapping 'I'm OK.'" This is now a patent fulfilled.
Apple's patent FIG. 1 below is a diagram of an example system for determining whether a user has fallen and/or may be in need of assistance.
For those wanting to dig into the original thinking behind the Apple Watch feature could do so here. Apple's patent application 20190103007 that was published today by the U.S. Patent Office was originally filed back in Q3 2018. This is a patent fulfilled.
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