A Brilliant Use For Smartwatches That Could Save Lives

11/01/2016 1:09 AM AEDT | Updated 11/01/2016 1:09 AM AEDT
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Forget the Apple Watch -- that's what the man behind a potentially lifesaving app for people with epilepsy did.

Ryan Clark, a video game developer, has created an app for the popular Pebble smartwatch that can detect when a user is experiencing an epileptic seizure and can notify selected contacts. The basic idea, as noted by New Scientist on Tuesday, is to use the watch's built-in accelerometer to identify movement patterns consistent with a seizure and send a text message to friends or family members who could help.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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