Emergency detection and response technology is a revolutionary new form of artificial intelligence (AI) being implemented into people's everyday lives. One issue with existing emergency response devices is that, during an emergency, people often don’t have the ability to use the device that would otherwise alert first responders.
For example, during a fire, the alarm might be physically unreachable. In a car accident, the victim could be unconscious and unable to call the police. An elderly individual might be rendered helpless in a fall and unable to press their alert device to call for help.
AI offers a clear solution to this murky problem.
In the startup scene, MaxTracker is a startup creating a small GPS tracking device using AI to combat a number of these issues. From crash response or a stolen car to elderly individuals falling down and child abductions, it can track a number of emergency scenarios then alert app users accordingly.
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This is because each tracker has software installed that can track a number of scenarios in succession then “learns” what is going on. For example, if the tracker is attached to your car and tracks the speed going from 60 MPH to 0 in an instant, it can detect a car crash. If a window is broken, then the car is started, it can notify the owner of a stolen car.
Similarly, if someone is worried about falling or being injured at home, it can detect if an elderly individual has fallen and alert accordingly.
MaxTracker is currently raising on StartEngine, which means anyone can invest for a limited time.
Apple Inc. AAPL is certainly another pioneer in this space, especially on a personal level. While you can’t attach an Apple Watch to your car, it does have emergency response and fall detection. There are settings that can detect if someone has gotten into a car crash, then it alerts first responders if the watch user doesn’t respond.
Similarly, there are a number of settings that can track fall detection or if you get hurt during your workout. Currently, it has an “always on” setting or only during workouts. This is in combination with its suite of features currently implemented around health tracking, from a built-in ECG to heart rate monitoring.
While AI has recently been more commonly associated with chat-based programs like ChatGPT, it’s clear the uses expand well beyond just that. As AI becomes an increasingly integral part of peoples everyday lives, it could actually save it one day.
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