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Movie Characters Who Could Have Used a Medical Alert System

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We spend a lot of time talking about how medical alert systems can improve your life. But our devices can also improve the lives of our favorite fictional characters. From the accident-prone to the healthy, we couldn’t help but notice that many of our favorite movie characters could have used a medical alert system in their moments of crisis. Here are 5 movie characters whose storylines would have improved if they had access to an Alert1 medical alert system.

Han Solo

Han Solo, the beloved smuggler from the Star Wars franchise, gets in a lot of trouble. From bargaining with smugglers to running from the Empire, Han got up to a lot of mischief in his Star Wars film appearances. But the iconic Han Solo moment we know and love is precisely the one in which a medical alert device would have helped: When he is frozen in carbonite. Medical alert systems require such little effort to activate that we doubt Han would have struggled to press his “alert” button before getting frozen. Even though he couldn’t speak after the freezing, the dispatch on the other end of the line would have sent for help. 

James Bond

Like Han Solo, intelligence officer James Bond seems to get in himself into messes pretty regularly. In most James Bond films, the villain is able to capture the hero. Rather than killing him quickly, these villains often attempt a slow, protracted death, during which they describe their intentions and how they were able to commit such evil deeds. If James Bond had a medical alert system during these moments, he could contact emergency help without raising suspicion. We know he always gets out in the end, but an alert device wouldn’t hurt. 

Gandalf

Cute Little Hobbit House

Gandalf is a major protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. As a wizard, he doesn’t seem to need much assistance – except in one particular instance. After fighting the Balrog toward the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf falls dramatically into a deep abyss, plunging from the broken Bridge of Khazad-dûm. We can’t help but imagine what the movies would have looked like if Gandalf had an Alert1 device with added fall protection. 

Ellen Ripley

Ellen Ripley, the main character in the Alien series, spends a lot of her time convincing other characters that something is amiss on the spaceship. Once the titular alien makes its presence known, she requests help but is met with dead airwaves and a lost connection to the Company ships. We can’t speak for how strong a medical alert device connection would be on LV-426, but an emergency alert system would have probably been a good idea. 

Rose DeWitt Bukater

Photo Of The Titanic

Rose, one of the main characters in Titanic, is perhaps the best example of a character who could have used a medical alert system. Just imagine: She and Jack are on a floating door in the middle of the freezing Atlantic, and Jack is beginning to suffer from hypothermia. If they had access to a medical alert system, Rose’s life would have turned out a lot differently. Plus, she probably would have been able to afford something from Alert1, even during the Great Depression, because our rates are far lower than standard Life Alert Costs®.