4 Ways Technology Has Impacted Your Safety On A Daily Basis

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4 Ways Technology Has Impacted Your Safety On A Daily Basis

It is a lot harder to hurt yourself thanks to recent advances in technology. Technology may also play a role in reducing the severity of any injuries that you receive in the event that you are involved in an accident.

Let's take a look at some specific ways that you are safer thanks to modern tools and resources.

Your Car Can Stop Itself

Many vehicles made in the past two or three years have come equipped with the ability to either stop themselves or slow themselves down to avoid accidents. They may also be able to alert you if you are straying out of your lane or make noise if it detects that you are falling asleep. In most cases, the reaction time of your vehicle is much faster than yours, which makes this tool even more beneficial in an emergency situation.

Computer Systems Can Activate Emergency Services if Needed

If a fire breaks out in an office building, a computer can send an alert that sprinklers should be deployed. It may also be able to shut off electrical grids nearby to ensure that they aren't impacted by the spreading flames. Computer systems may also be able to alert police in the event of a robbery or call for paramedics if someone collapses. Getting your degree online in computer science or a related subject may help you learn how to leverage these systems for your own benefit.

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Signs and Alerts Can Be Issued in Multiple Languages

An electronic alert board can display messages in a variety of languages such as English and Spanish. This makes them easier for all workers to understand on a job site. It may also be possible to display emergency warnings on television or radio stations in multiple languages to help keep you safe while at home. To learn more about workplace safety, you could do additional research on your own and ask those with experience.

Crosswalks Reduce the Odds That Vehicles Hit You

The use of traffic control signs at intersections reduces the odds that you are struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. Instead, cars will stop for you when they see that a walk light is on. The button that you push to indicate that you want the light to change is another example of safety technology.

Even if you don't think about it much, technology has made our lives safer and more fulfilling at the same time. Whether you are walking to school or mowing your lawn, there is at least one piece of technology keeping you safe. As time goes on, further advances will likely make our chances of getting hurt even lower.

By  Emma SturgisEmbed

Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston. When not writing, she enjoys baking and indoor rock climbing. Find her on Google +.


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