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New Smartwatch to aid Emergency Services


Emergency services might be about to get a helping hand in the form of a new smartwatch. Recent years has seen a need for more advanced technology to aid those in the emergency care industry. Pebble is now aiding the watches designers by bringing the CommandWear app to its platform.

“Today we’re proud to share news that CommandWear – a platform for using technology to keep first responders heads-up and hands-free when out in the field – now integrates with Pebble and is live in our appstore for Android devices”, says Pebble.

CommandWear specifically redesigned its app to make the best use of the watch, allowing those who need immediate information to get it with a glance at the wrist.

Rod Salem, director of emergency management operations at BC Ambulance explains “At festivals, concerts and other large public events, noise levels can be at a height where you can’t hear yourself think, let alone hear radio communications,”

“We have tried a number of different products, such as headsets similar to what pilots wear. Although they solve the noise issue, they are cumbersome and not conducive to caring for patients in the field”.

The smartwatch vibrates on the wrist allowing people to be alerted to emergencies or important notifications that could otherwise have been missed due to noise levels at events.



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