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MEMS Enables Personal Crash Detector

10/15/2013 07:10 PM EDT
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Chris Zenthoefer
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Chris Zenthoefer   10/16/2013 9:47:32 AM
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Thanks so much for the story. Just to clarify, the device gets a month of battery life right now off of a single four hour charge.

- Chris

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Caleb Kraft   10/16/2013 5:08:33 PM
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That is a pretty impressive battery life!

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nice idea
Caleb Kraft   10/16/2013 11:37:08 AM
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This seems like a great idea. Kind of like OnStar for bikes. I think the idea of giving a delay before the emergency call is sent is fairly simple and elegant. My mind immediately went to false positives before I got to that part of the article.

rick merritt
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rick merritt   10/16/2013 6:00:32 PM
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David Blaza wrote about Icedot earlier this year. See:
2013-07-23  Crash Sensor, First of Many Wearables


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R_Colin_Johnson   10/16/2013 11:10:44 PM
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Yes, he mentioned an advance look that the ICEdot designers gave in a larger article on wearables.

DrQuine
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DrQuine   10/20/2013 12:29:41 AM
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I see two threads of devices emerging. There are the devices that detect impacts and alert - like these - and the devices that provide personal protection - like airbags for ski avalanche protection. Between the two of them, devices that report accidents and those that protect us, our lives will become a little safer.

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