(This project was created before the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 so don’t come for me lol)
In May 2018, I had my worst panic attack of my life. I usually sleep with my Fitbit on because I use the live reporting of my heart rate to convince myself that I am truly fine in the midst of "I am going to die" panic. I’ve also used Fitbit’s Relax function to help me get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I had taken my Blaze off that night and left it at my desk. Long story short, I ended up calling an ambulance for what I thought was a medical emergency and was actually a stupid panic attack.
After the incident, I questioned why a wearable device company hadn’t had incorporated an emergency call feature in their watches already. Emergency services would only be a few clicks away if a user is away from their phone and in (real) need of medical assistance.
Think of the modern Life Alert, "I have fallen but can't get up!" scenario.
I found it surprising that Fitbit, a health company hadn’t incorporated this feature already so I decided to design it myself. As I was developing the screens, I thought of another useful feature that could benefit the wellbeing of the wearable tech giant’s users. Featured below is a use case where paramedics can collect vital (and easily updated) information about a person's medical care on their wrist. An electronic Medical ID bracelet.