One-button Call to 9-1-1

By Jason Jacks

Writers of those New Year’s “what’s hot and what’s not” lists missed one: pressing just one button is definitely in, mostly thanks to companies like OnStar for putting motorists a press away from a tow truck or restaurant recommendation. Now a local company is bringing the single-button trend down to the individual level. This April, Springfield-based DesignTech International Inc. is launching what it is billing as the world’s first wearable emergency telephone. The device is a phone with one button that when pressed will connect the wearer to a 911 operator, company officials said.

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