Communication is key. First it was cordless phones, then cell phones with texting and everyone has seen, "Help I have fallen and I can't getup". Wearable one button pendants which initiated calls for help are great for life safety. However, if someone does not wear the device so they can push the button or always carry their cell phone, no help is coming.
Using Amazon's Echo line of products we now have voice activated devices, at this time English only, which allow anyone to make hands free phone calls from anywhere in their home. Facebook's Safety Check informs friends and family your OK during a disaster. Emergency beacons transmit your location in emergency situations. Today we are surrounded by new and exciting technology and ideas on how to communicate.