DailyDirt: I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up 2.0

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In the US, over half of the mobile phones people are using are smartphones, so it’s not surprising that there’s a nascent market for smart devices trying to take advantage of this existing user base. Wearables like smartwatches and smartglasses are nifty gadgets, but there could be other smart-things that might be hanging around necks or strapped to our arms in the near future. One feature for all of these smart accessories could be personal protection — allowing the wearer to signal to friends/family/police in an emergency situation. Here are just a few examples (that are available for pre-order or need some crowdfunding love).

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Anonymous Anonymous Coward says:

Re: “I’m Forlorn And I Can’t Get It Up”

He may be, but I think not what he meant.:>

The issue I have with these, as a person who might need one soon, is twofold.

First, in order to track you all the time, a necessity for such a device, it needs to be connected all the time. I do not know of such a technology. There are some that get close, but all the time? Also, connectivity costs.

Second, if we were able to manage connected all the time, who has access to that information, and how long is it held, and what are the HIPPA issues (with the intent of HIPPA not the reality)? Any assertions by the manufacturer will be held with a great amount of suspicion.

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