If you ever find yourself in danger, trying to whip out your phone, switch it on and open the Phone or Message app is just far too slow, especially when time is of the essence. So the makers of a new device had an idea: place an emergency panic button on the inside of a ring, which is connected to an app on your phone: press the button and help comes running. The Nimb ring does just that, and is now looking to scale-up its production.
How it works
The idea is simple: A ring with a panic button sends emergency alerts via Bluetooth to a pre-set list of contacts on your phone, including friends, family members, first responders, people nearby and other people you can specify in the Nimb app.
You would be unlikely to accidentally press the panic button on the ring — in theory…