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  • Wearable tech tackles personal safety
  • Wearable tech tackles personal safety
    Nimb (2016) ©

Nimb: a wearable panic button

As urban centres expand and densify, emergency services are scrambling to extend their reach. To help people feel safer in public spaces, tech brands are now harnessing the power of mobile networks and GPS tracking, with Nimb’s connected panic button proving that wearables aren’t just for workouts.

Location United States

The world is a dangerous place and, as Jean-Paul Sartre famously said, “hell is other people.” In the face of dire statistics – over 320,000 Americans were sexually assaulted or raped in 2014 – college campuses and cities alike are being pressured to make their public spaces safer. [1]

Yet crime is often unpredictable, and as urban centres worldwide continue to expand and densify, emergency response services are scrambling to extend their reach. For a number of start-ups, it’s become clear that the best emergency infrastructure is one that’s already in place – our ubiquitous mobile networks ...



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