Leaf Innovations has launched a women’s safety wearable device called Safer which can be used as a bracelet, finger ring or necklace and works on a push button technology. To be used in cases of emergencies or threat to safety, the user needs to tap on the module which sends automated discrete alerts to family, friends, police and the community in the vicinity, calling for help.
One of the device’s features is SaferWalk where a user can enter their start point and destination. Through this, the user’s pre-designated guardians will be able to track his/her location real time till they reach the destination, after which live tracking is disabled.
30 second gap after alert
On double clicking Safer, it triggers the app with a vibration in the device as well as the paired phone. After 30 seconds, the alert is sent to predesignated people and nearby Safer users who would be able to reach your location to assist with the situation. The company says that the 30 second gap gives users time to disable false alarms in order to prevent panic.
Reminders to take phone and device
The company claims that Project Guardian, as it was previously called, will beep the user’s phone when they forget to wear the device when they leave a location. Similarly, it will also remind the user to carry their phone in case they forget to take their phone along. The company told Medianama that it is working on developing an app which will work without internet or even cellular network and is supposed to come out next month. The alert will be delivered to this app. In case the guardians do not have the Safer app on their phones, an SMS with a help message and the user’s location will be sent.
6 months battery life
Safer can only be paired with one device and is water resistant (bath, swimming, accidental water spills). The device has been tested for free fall drops from 4 feet and will not be damaged after the drop, it claims, mentioning that the device has a battery life of 6 months (without charging). The company further claims that the device is made up of a rust-proof, non-corrosive metal casing which holds a coloured stone which has the safety mechanism below it. The device is currently available in 3 colours and priced at Rs 3,500.
Leaf Innovations was founded by Avinash Bansal, Ayush Banka, Chiraag Kapil, Manik Mehta and Paras Batra in March 2014. It raised seed funding of Rs 10 lakh in January this year at an event at IIT Bombay from Mumbai Angels. The company plans to launch a range of wearables for elderly people and teens in the future.