Technology is slowly taking over and helping mankind achieve things that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. From healthcare to space exploration, technology seems to be omnipresent and constantly getting better day by day. There has been news coming up from time to time that how technology saved someone’s life.
This time around technology has come to the rescue of a woman from Michigan USA who didn’t realise she was having a heart attack until her Apple watch signalled that she is having an unusually high heart rate.
She then called her husband who suggested she visit a hospital. Upon her hospital visit, she got an EKG test which diagnosed the heart attack and she was treated eventually.
Let’s have a look at other heartwarming instances when technology came to the rescue of humans and even helped save lives-
- A 4-year-old boy saves mom’s life using Siri
After his mother collapsed a 4-year-old UK boy thought her mother was dead so he unlocked her mother’s iPhone using her thumb and asked Siri to call 999 (the UK emergency number). Then the paramedics arrived and saved the woman as she wasn’t dead but collapsed due to other medical conditions.
- 3D-Printed Heart Saves the Life of a Nine-Month-Old Baby
A child in china was born in China with a rare medical condition- a fatal heart disease that made it extremely difficult to repair.
So a team of experienced doctors built a full-sized model of his tiny heart with the use of a 3D printer. This was the first time someone used this method in China.
- Tesla autopilot car saves a man’s life by taking him to the hospital
Joshua Neally’s suffered a pulmonary embolism and he used his Tesla Model X on its autopilot function which steered him to the nearest hospital.
The car drove itself for 32 Miles with Neally and helped him reach the hospital safely.
- Robotic Exoskeleton Help A Paralyzed Groom Walk Down the Aisle
Matt Ficarra from New York City broke his neck and became paralyzed from the chest down in a freak boating accident in 2011 which changed his life forever, rendering his body down from his chest paralyzed. But later he has started he started to get some sensation in his legs. When he was going to marry in 2013 he vowed to not use a wheelchair.
His vow became possible thanks to an Ekso Bionics suit that functions as a gait-training exoskeleton. The robotic equipment provides a means for people with complete paralysis and minimal forearm strength to stand and walk.
- Drone saves a man missing for three days
An 82-year-old man- Guillermo DeVenecia from Wisconsin was lost for 3 days and no one was able to find him. When there was no hope left he was found in the woods with the help of a drone that was able to fly at a low altitude to locate him.
All these stories indicate how important technology is in today’s life. It is virtually everywhere. It is upto us humans how we have to use technology for sustainable development so the technology is not misused.