Technology has been responsible for the change and advancement in the world in the last century such as gene editing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. However, its advancements have been without any repercussions.
Cybercrime has been more than enough proof that the negative side of technology very much exists as it keeps progressing.
Technological advancement has been tuned to cover the safety and efficiency of the highly interconnected world that is a result of the same technology.
Many measures have been put in place to curb the malpractices on the internet such as the ability to monitor human trafficking.
Technologies have also been built to help people monitor the progress of their health without having to see the doctor for everything.
Technology has now unveiled new ways through which we can monitor and communicate dangerous situations.
Below are some ways through which technology is keeping people safe.
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Public Emergency Response
For emergency responders to be effective, they have to be provided with the right information.
Without good information like the venue of the emergency or how severe the situation is, the safety of people could be in jeopardy.
One of the new ways through which effective information is shared is Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC).
It helps to shift the use of cloud functions closer to people. together with the use of 5G, they are very important in dealing with public safety.
With their speeds that are 10 times faster than 4G, video surveillance, real-time analytics, and video, and voice recognition, these technological tools help to provide accurate information and seamless communications in times of emergencies.
It also allows for real-time response to emergency issues through edge computing and artificial intelligence.
This also allows for setting off safety systems, making visual assessments, and sounding off alarms before the emergency team arrives at the scene to take care of the problem.
Technological innovations have now addressed the distance between an emergency police call and potentially dangerous situations.
There are a handful of crimes such as stalking, domestic abuse, and break-ins which do not seem like a serious situation until it becomes too late to deal with it or call the relevant entities for help.
During situations like this, potential victims are not able to make phone calls since that will provoke the attacker to carry out his or her act right away due to the fear of being reported and arrested.
With the emergence of mobile phone apps that can help the relevant entities pinpoint their exact location come to the scene and keep users protected.
Mobile apps such as Noonlight can help its users to connect with relevant entities whenever they feel that they are in danger through its several connected safety platforms.
Users can call help or cancel it by just pressing a button. The app recently added an automatic crash detection and response’ feature to it. This new feature can detect when a user’s location, motion, and force change.
It can also detect when there is a crash by the user and automatically call the relevant emergency entities. In this way, people who are not able to make phone calls physically will still be able to receive the help that they need.
Wearable gadgets are also a new way through which one can spot a potentially harmful situation.
Not all dangerous situations are physical as some dangerous situations can be in the form of health issues that cannot be detected until it becomes too late.
With the introduction of wearable gadgets, the safety of the wearer is ensured as the gadget monitors the health indicators of the wearer through its provision of accurate patient data of the wearer to healthcare providers such as personal doctors.
The KardiaBand can monitor the heart rhythm of the wearer and can even perform an electrocardiogram test while on the go.
The band alerts the wearer when it discerns an irregular heartbeat of atrial fibrillation.
This wearable gadget is ideal for patients who can suffer a sudden cardiac arrest instead of the much bigger defibrillator vest. It is also able to provide the wearer with monthly reports which help to limit the number of times that the wearer may be in danger.
Security cameras have become commonplace now. A lot of state-building and wealthy private owners have security cameras and gadgets installed on their properties.
These cameras can detect when an intruder tries to break into the premises and alert the owners without the intruder finding out.
Some can also set off a loud alarm that could scare the intruder to abandon their mission.