FallCall® App adopts Siri Shortcuts: Use your voice to contact family and emergency call center via Apple Watch, iPhone and HomePod
Posted on November 21, 2018 12:23
TRUMBULL, CT, Nov. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FallCall Solutions announced today that FallCall® Lite, the only personal emergency assistant for Apple Watch® fully integrated into a national 24/7 emergency call center, now supports Apple’s new Siri® Shortcuts. Users can record simple phrases like: “Assistance needed,” to contact trained emergency medical dispatchers and/or linked family and friends.
“Time is of the essence when someone needs help,” states Shea Gregg, MD, a Trauma Surgeon and the President of FallCall Solutions. “Siri Shortcuts have simplified the ability to communicate and initiate commands on Apple devices. We have harnessed this revolutionary capability to contact family, friends and our 24/7 call center in an emergency. Additionally, FallCall® will send location and heart rate information to aid in the response.”
To setup Siri Shortcuts, users simply record brief, memorable commands accessible through the FallCall® Lite “Settings” Menu. Suggested phrases include “Assistance needed,” “Care Group connect,” or “Monitor connect.” To personalize the experience even more, users may choose to record any phrase that they would be able to remember in an emergency (i.e. “I fell,” or “I need my family”). These “Shortcuts” will be able to seamlessly contact Care Group members and/or our nationally-renowned emergency call center partner.
“Our mission is to simplify and innovate the medical alert experience for all age groups in all situations,” Gregg continues. “Sadly, when people get hurt, most will call out for help, but not everyone will be heard. With Siri Shortcut integration, people now have their Apple Watch, iPhone® and HomePod™ listening for their call, and our FallCall® app will aid in reaching the help they need.”
FallCall® Lite is a new generation comprehensive personal emergency assistant that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store® for Free. Standard features include:
•Voice activation with Siri Shortcuts
•Automatic Elder watch battery charge updates for Caregivers
•The ability to pair 5 contacts that will receive Help Calls
The low-priced central monitor subscription ($14.99) adds access to trained emergency medical dispatchers staffing a central call center 24 hours a day. Additionally, the service will send situational updates to linked Care Group members as an emergency event is unfolding.
FallCall® Lite with Siri Shortcuts is compatible with Watch OS 5 and iOS 12. Device compatibility: Apple Watch Series 1-4, iPhone 5S or later, and HomePod.
About FallCall Solutions:
FallCall Solutions is a premier innovator in simplified safety solutions for those living an active lifestyle. By creating automated and accessible applications on the most accepted mobile platforms, we aim to streamline the way people interact in urgent and emergent situations. For more information, visit www.fallcall.com
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