HALO focuses on one critical function - providing an emergency safety call for young women.
The product is Bluetooth paired to a user’s smartphone and allows the user to activate an S.O.S. distress alert at any time by tapping 3 times rapidly on the product.
The alert is then broadcast by the user’s smartphone to her assigned contacts. Optionally, she can send the alert to any other users of the platform in her vicinity. Her location is shared in real time and 10 seconds of audio are recorded and broadcast.
The design of this product is purposefully distinctive and unique. As more women adopt this technology and wear the product, its distinctive shape will become more closely associated with its safety function. Eventually, the product itself will be a warning sign to would-be attackers that the wearer of this bracelet is protected.
Halo won the Chinese ‘Makers Award’ in 2015.