Speech to Text for Accidental 911 calls on smartphones
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for an emergency in an emergency situation ? seconds can mean the difference between life and death. new features on apple products like the iphone and watch makes it easy to call 911 without having to look at your screen or speak to another person. which would come in handy if you're ever in a situation where you can't move a lot or need to call for help discretely. kimt news three's deedee stiepan joins us live in studio with more on how it works and why not everyone thinks its such it's called emergency s?o? s. and its triggered by pressing and holding both side buttons on your iphone. that brings up this screen. and if you continue to hold the buttons an s?o? s emergency countdown begins. now as i learned the hard way ? activating this feature can be very easy to do. a lot of iphone users including myself have accidentally triggered emergency s?o? s while the device has been in a pocket or purse. this means not only is a 911 call automatically placed ? it also sends your location and a notification to your emergency contacts. since the emergency s?o? s was rolled out ? some dispatch centers have noticed an influx in accidental 911 calls. chris jacobson tells me the state patrol dispatch center gets these types of calls several times every day and while you won't get in trouble for "pocket dialing" 911 there are some potentially "well you're tieing up a 911 operator, and you could go as far as an officer, who knows what the 911 operator hears it could be respond to medical even or fire, i mean who knows but surely an officer an a 911 operator." coming up ? chris explains what to do if thanks deedee. it's not just apple devices ? there's a similar emergency feature on androids as well.