A Silicon Valley startup unveiled a new crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter platform for a wearable panic button called Ripple.
It has been designed to be a small and portable device that’s around the size of a penny and uses technology from a health care monitoring group named Turnstall. With all of this, Ripple allows the user to click it three times in order to trigger a panic signal over Bluetooth to your smartphone.
Your smartphone can then contact the emergency services with geolocation data to find the correct first responders.
Interestingly, the Ripple was designed by the same team who helped to create Misfit’s Shine wearable.
They are looking for backing on Kickstarter in order to get in production, to reach which, they are offering a pre-order of the device with a year of the Turnstall service for $129.
There will also be a sterling silver version that will be available for $199. Once funded, they are expected to ship in April.
You can find out more about the Ripple and back it at the source link below.