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Heart-Harnessing Safety Apps

This App Automatically Summons Help When its User's Heart Rate Drops

— February 8, 2018 — Tech
A San Antonio-based company by the name of HeartSync has gone ahead and created a truly unique safety app, dubbed SAFER, that is designed to help protect police officers by using their heart rate to ascertain whether it's necessary to call for help.

The app, whose name is short for 'Situational Awareness to Facilitate Emergency Response,' takes note of when the officer's heart rate goes above or below the safety threshold, at which point it is capable of automatically alerting other officers. What's more, it can also take the officer's location into account and embed that information into the distress call.

Police officers often find themselves in crisis situations, and the fact of the matter is that a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death. By harnessing officers' heart rates, this safety app takes a proactive approach to summoning help.
Trend Themes
1. Heart-rate Monitoring - Opportunity for integrating heart-rate monitoring technology into safety applications to enhance emergency response.
2. Automatic Alert Systems - Potential to develop automatic alert systems that monitor physiological indicators and trigger distress calls when thresholds are surpassed.
3. Proactive Safety Solutions - Demand for safety solutions that proactively assess and respond to potential threats based on real-time physiological data.
Industry Implications
1. Law Enforcement - Application of heart-rate monitoring technology in safety apps can revolutionize emergency response protocols in law enforcement agencies.
2. Healthcare Technology - Healthcare technology industry can leverage heart-rate monitoring and distress alert systems to enhance patient safety and emergency response in medical settings.
3. Personal Safety Apps - Development of personal safety apps that utilize heart-rate monitoring to automatically alert authorities in emergency situations has significant potential for disruption in the safety and security industry.
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