Walking sticks

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Japan’s technology company Fujitsu, soon plans to launch a ‘smart’ walking stick for elderly around the world. Wonder how walking stick can be smart? Read this.

The stick constantly supervises carrier’s heart rate and temperature. It then sends this data back to the users relative to keep them updated on the users location. In case, the stick detects irregular heartbeat not only does it shoot email alerts to the users relative, but also contacts emergency services on its own. The stick vibrates to alert the user about change of direction, and an arrow also appears.

So, now what do you have to say? Smart indeed, huh?


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