Sylvania students invent watch that detects fall, notifies emergency services | Business
SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - A group of Sylvan Elementary and McCord Junior High Students has come up with an invention to help senior citizens stay safe and maintain their independence.
The group came up with the idea for the “Angel Assist” watch as part of the First Lego League competition. The watch uses accelerometer and global positioning system technology to alert emergency medical personnel when the wearer falls. The user can disable the function if help is not needed. If the function is not disabled within 15 seconds, the watch sends a distress signal with the wearer’s location to local emergency services.
The students developed the idea after meeting with a group of senior citizens, a physics professor and emergency responders. The idea won first place at the Northwest Ohio First Lego League competition and has moved on to the national contest.
CLICK HERE to vote for the idea in the First Lego League national contest. Voting will continue until March 1.
First place winners will receive $20,000 and two second place winners will receive $5,000. Prize money must be used towards the development of the product.
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