Thought LeadershipWith the advent of wearable technology, it may be a low cost bodyguard to bring you home safe and sound. Below are a few options:

Cuff --A small device that fits into pieced of jewelry. Billed as “smart jewelry.” Cuff has benign features, like phone notification and activity tracking. However, Cuff also has a built-in safety feature that, when pressed, sends out a message to designated friends and family with your location, as well as audio that the device picks up.

Artemis---Smart jewelry. When you sense danger just tap the device three times to activate it. The device then starts audio recording and calls your emergency contacts to let them know your location. If you activate the sensor by accident you just deactivate it via your smartphone.

Safelet -- A bracelet that notifies your contacts about where you are. You activate it by clicking on the button located on the bracelet. The bracelet is connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and is equipped with microphone so the attack can be audio recorded which can also be used as evidence during the court trial.

Stilleto --- Jewelry that is embedded with a microphone, vibration motor and alert speaker. A good thing about it that is water resistant. Not only that it calls 911 -- for the USA consumers it also calls other emergency contacts around the world.

Charm Alarm--- Anti-Theft. The system includes a piece of jewelry and a smart card which you put in your wallet. If your wallet or bag is suddenly moving away from you, the smart card activates a loud alarm so the thief knows he is being caught. The Charm also notifies the movement of your belongings by flashing and vibrating on your wrist.

First Sign Hair Clip---A tiny accessory you can clip on your hair or clothing, knows when something shady is happening and sends for help. The clip contains both a gyroscope and an accelerometer, which can detect physical assault — like slapping, punching, kicking or “aggressive shaking” — the moment it happens. Immediately, the microphone in the clip turns on, and the First Sign mobile app uses Bluetooth to access your phone’s GPS, camera and microphone to begin recording the scene for evidence. If you haven’t turned the hair clip off after 15 seconds, that information is sent to a monitoring station. If the situation seems dangerous to the person monitoring the evidence, he’ll alert nearby emergency contacts and first responders to the situation and rate the level of urgency as high, medium or low. One might think false alarms would be inevitable, but the company insists that they’re rare. It also notes that the device is equipped to recognize regular physical activity (like running).

Hopefully, this information will help take your safety programs to the next level.

Be safe and spread the word…

Dr. Isabel Perry