Over the last months we developed the first and second hardware prototypes of the Embracelet smart bracelet. This is a wearable communication device that intends to connect elderly with their relatives. In case of an emergency alerts can be generated (manually or automatically) and voice calls can be set up to assess the level of emergency.
We used our experience in miniaturization and power optimization to build a battery-powered device that enables motion detection, localisation and GSM communication (both data and voice) into a wearable bracelet. The device has a distinctive dot-matrix display that presents a clear and easy-to-use user interface. The device lasts for 14 days on a single battery charge.
In contrast to existing ‘smart watches’ that use a Bluetooth Low Energy connection to a smartphone and that use the phone for the long-range communication this bracelet works completely stand-alone.
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