Ripple To Introduce The World’s Smallest, Effective Wearable Safety Device
Ripple is set to introduce the world’s smallest, effective, wearable safety device next month in Las Vegas at CES 2018 in Eureka Park. They’re not alone, there are several wearable safety devices that will be present amongst the 820 startups in Eureka Park and the 5200 companies at CES 2018. We’ve already previewed Roar For Good and Sty(x), but Ripple is offering something different.
For starter the Ripple device doesn’t look like a safety device. It looks more like a small pendant. Not much larger than a dime, it provides great safety features not found in the other devices.
At CES 2015 we spoke with a personal safety expert about connected personal safety devices. Many of the personal safety devices out there have a loud siren or a strobe light effect. While at first this may deter a would be attacker away, it also lets the attacker know the device is there. An attacker may be more inclined to take the device from the potential victim and smash it with their shoe, eliminated the siren, the light and the connection.
Ripple doesn’t use a siren or a flashing light. Instead, when someone pushes a button one time a signal is relayed to Ripple’s manned safety center. A human being gets involved and finds out of the user is actually in danger. Perhaps it’s a medical emergency and not any kind of attack. This human intervention ensures that the right kind of help is dispatched. The Ripple Safety professionals use the information from the users profile that they’ve set in their app to assist. Outside of just location, these safety professionals can quickly learn if the user is asthmatic, diabetic, or suffering from some kind of other health ailment.
When there’s immediate danger, the company has also included a panic mode where if the user pushes the alert button three times, 911 is immediately notified. Because there is no siren or strobe light, the assailant is none the wiser.
You can check out Ripple for yourself at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #51481, or online at ripplesafety.com