Google is working on detecting falls in Nest Hub using radar

By: Nastya Bobkova | 08.04.2024, 06:06
Google is working on detecting falls in Nest Hub using radar

Google is considering the use of radar to detect falls in smart home devices, including its popular Nest Hub.

Here's What We Know

According to the documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, this innovative feature will allow the device to detect falls and automatically contact emergency services or help contacts. The idea is that a device with radar can automatically detect situations where a person falls and send an alert to emergency services or help contacts.

Fall detection will be one of the key features of the second-generation Nest Hub, which will be equipped with the Soli radar system. Thanks to this technological solution, the device will not only be able to detect a fall, but also send an alert to an emergency contact with information about the need for help.

An important feature of this patent is the ability to disable the fall detection function in case several people live together, which allows for privacy.

This could be particularly useful for elderly people or those with limited mobility who may need assistance in the event of a fall.

There is currently no exact information on the introduction of this option to the market.

Source: Android Authority