Turn and move we see some news about how technology helped save someone's life. Last year, one used me to Crab to call the emergency while she revived her daughter. This time, a child of just four years he counted on the virtual assistant of Apple to ask for help (his mother was unconscious).
The incident was detailed in an article on the British police website last Wednesday (3/22). According to the police report, Roman (the four-year-old boy) was at his home in England with his two brothers and his mother.
It was then that she fell to the floor, unconscious, and the child had to act quickly: Roman placed his mother's finger on the iPhone's Touch ID and then activated Siri so that the assistant could help him dial 999, number of emergency in England.
The conversation the boy had with the police on March 4 was recorded and released on Wednesday (3/22):
Clerk: Hello, here from the police. What is your emergency?Roman: Hi, I'm Roman.THE:Where's your mommy?R: She is at home.THE: Where are you?R: At home too.THE: Can you do me a favor? Can you call your mom?R: We can't, she's dead.THE: You told me your mother was there, what do you mean she's dead?R: It means that she is closing her eyes and is not breathing.THE: Do you know where you live?R: ___Road, 22.THE: Can you go to your mom and shake it for me?R: She's not waking up.THE: Give it a good shake, shout Mame.R: "Mame!" It didn't work.THE: Are you in Kenley?R: Yes, Kenley!THE: What's your name?R: Roman!
With the boy's help, the police arrived home after only 13 minutes and, forcing the entrance, found Roman and his brothers beside his mother, unconscious. By taking her to the hospital, they managed to revive her.
The police, on their page, used the situation to warn about the importance of children knowing their addresses and also where to call in case of emergencies like this.
I beg all parents of young children to sit down with them and make sure that they know what to do in this type of situation and that they know how to contact the police or other emergency services. As this case so poignantly demonstrates, it could really be the difference between life and death.
Situations like this are never foreseen by anyone, so it is really important that all of us, including children, know how to proceed. To the unsuspecting, here in Brazil you can use the number 190 for emergencies.