Reactions From Other People to News of OpenMoko
richard.bennett at skynet.be
Sat Jan 27 12:04:06 CET 2007
On Saturday 27 January 2007 00:12, Mary Stovel wrote:
> Recently I convinced a friend to get a prepaid
> cell phone and hang it around her neck when she went out in case she
> needed to call for help. This allowed her greater freedom to leave
> home and sure was less expensive than some other advertised devices.
> I thought of this with the design of the Moko which seems to have a
> nice place to put a lanyard. There may be a nice app could be
> designed around this with a call for help button...and with GPS
> already there...just in case.
You could also set it up to vibrate, then biep, then ring - delayed - once
every 15 minutes, at which point the wearer has to touch the screen, if they
don't touch the screen within 5 minutes, a number is dialed, and the phone is
put into speaker-phone mode, so the helper can ask if anything is wrong, even
if the infirm person can't reach the phone...
or voice-activated call-up, if someone shouts 'help'...
You could also setup the phone to auto-answer the phone in speaker-phone mode
after x rings if a helper's CLI is recognized...
Or you could set the phone to sound a shrill 'finding tone' like an S.O.S.
Morse code pattern activated remotely by sending an SMS 'sos', to help
locating wounded people. (Could even be used for rescue-workers).
If some features like monitoring ambient sounds constantly listening
for 'help', greatly impact battery-life, a much larger battery could maybe be
provided as accessory for circumstances where battery-life is more important
than size and weight. (Hell, you might as well offer a fatter battery with a
built-in usb wifi dongle for when wifi is more important than size and
I've got to stop thinking about this...
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