COVID-19 has undoubtedly interrupted life as we know it, but many are itching to return to the normalcy we knew before the pandemic. June saw state governments begin phased reopenings as summer months and holidays approach. In many states, including Arizona, California, and Florida, confirmed cases have spiked. The reopening has been scaled back in Texas in response to rising hospitalizations.
Per spikes in confirmed cases and warnings from health experts, the pandemic is clearly not over in the United States. It is critical to continue to empower first responders and communities to appropriately respond to what may still be to come.
The fall detection feature built into the Apple Watch saved a 92 year old man’s life after he fell off of a ladder. The technology sent a distress signal to local first responders, who found him in time with the location provided by the smartwatch.
RapidSOS has closed a new funding round led by Transformation Capital, bringing our total funding to $100M+, as we work to support public safety with life-saving data during this unprecedented pandemic.