- Almost one in four women and one in 20 men experience sexual assault in college
- Students are often in situations where a smartphone is not accessible for help
- Discrete, wearable panic button programmed to alert friends, family members, & campus police
- Complimentary smartphone app that manages student’s notification prefs. & tracking
- Comprehensive business and financial plan for producing physical products
- Won competition of dozens of teams & six semifinalists, presented to venture capitalists
- Identified an underserved market need in need for a real & permanent solution
- Co-founded a startup (GoSafely, LLC) that has now raised over $20,000 in funding
- Users slide open and press the shielded blue button. Pressing the button once alerts friends and family. Pressing the button twice alerts local police through Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
- The device can be added to a keychain for discrete and easy access in times of emergency.
- We prototyped the plastic casing and internal electronics within the two day hackathon.
- Users can manage their Safely tags from their mobile phones via Bluetooth.
- Users can also trigger a more specific safety warning (e.g. EMS) from their mobile app. After an event is triggered, interested parties can track a user’s location in real-time.
- Ionic Framework
- AngularJS in TypeScript + HTML/CSS
- SolidWorks CAD + 3D Printing
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