Apple Watch Saves Another Life
Posted by Sophia Williams on
Apple watch is unsurprisingly on the news again for saving a life. This time it happened to be a 16 year old boy. He was on a ski trip with his family. As you probably have seen, the apple watch has been all over the news right now for "saving" peoples lives. In this case, it saved a young boy who was an overall healthy kid. His mother Marcella Lee told CBS8 her story of what happened on their family ski trip in Colorado. She decided to put her watch on her son to check his oxygen with the oxygen saturation feature that apple has. In doing this, she saw his oxygen saturation was at a shockingly 66%. She took him to the emergency room and discovered that the number had only differed by 1% from the number she read off her apple watch. The doctor let Marcella know that fluid had been accumulating in his lungs which led to their diagnosis of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema. If you aren't familiar, it can be life threatening. In this case, had they brushed it off and tried to sleep it off then he could have slipped into a coma. Luckily for them, with the apple watch and it's technology, they caught it. Marcella credits apple for saving her son's life.