Web Summit, the annual gathering of techies from across the globe is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal November 4-8.
That's where we first met Stephenie Rodriguez, a tech entrepreneur and digital nomad who has visited 50+ countries!
Stefanie is a global citizen, serial entrepreneur,and travel solution architect, so it's no surprise she dreamed up the concept for WanderSafe.
A long-time solo female traveler, Stefanie teamed up with retired CIA Safety expert Thomas Pecora to create a powerful, compact, personal device that pairs seamlessly with an awesome smartphone application.
The WanderSafe app and device deliver three key features for everyone who ventures away from home -- information, environmental awareness and the right equipment you need to deter an assault.
WanderSafe has launched a campaign on Indiegogo.
Watch this video to learn more about this ultimate nonviolent safety solution.
WanderSafe features include a wide blinding lumen light at one end for lighting up a potential threat, a second click strobe light to distract a potential assailant and a 140-decibel personal siren to attract attention.
This is activated by a twist motion of the top of the device that is patent pending.
In addition, an activate button notifies three present personal contacts through the app if pressed. Designated emergency contacts are then informed of the users location using geo-coordinates via Bluetooth.
Internet of Things Device
An Internet of Things device, WanderSafe fits the pocket and will retail at $59.95. It links via Bluetooth to the app, which is now available in The App Store digital distribution platform for IOS device users.
The aim of the app is to empower users to navigate their surroundings better and safer and reduce the risk of assault, rape and human trafficking.
Comprising of interactive and location-based maps, a virtual concierge (JENI) curates safety information and personalises it for each user with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Making its first global appearance in Cannes (Digital Village DB13) and one of three product sponsors of the golf tournament on 30 September, WanderSafe has partnered with Crime Stoppers International to help address the aforementioned threats on a global scale.
Interested in supporting WanderSafe? Click here to visit their Indiegogo page.
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