Press Release – updated: Aug 8, 2017 08:00 EDT
San Antonio, TX, August 8, 2017 – WiseWear, a creator of innovative IoT products, and RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, announced today a partnership to provide WiseWear customers with enhanced access to emergency services. This partnership gives WiseWear customers the option to have a direct data link to 9-1-1 in case of an emergency through the RapidSOS emergency functionality integration into WiseWear smart jewelry.
The key piece of information that 9-1-1 dispatchers need to respond to an emergency, is location. Oftentimes, emergencies occur in locations that are difficult, or even impossible, to describe to 9-1-1, and if the user is unable to speak they cannot get the help they need.
With RapidSOS’ technology integrated into WiseWear smart jewelry, users have the ability to trigger a request for emergency help with the push of a button. After triggering the request, the user is given the option to connect to 9-1-1 via a voice call or say they don’t need help. If the user initiates the call to 9-1-1, dispatchers receive their precise location automatically — making it possible for appropriate help to be dispatched quickly. Emergency contacts are also given the ability to proxy connect to 9-1-1 on behalf of their loved one.
“During an emergency every second counts. WiseWear is thrilled to partner with RapidSOS to provide the IoT tools required for rapid and efficient emergency response. When every second counts, WiseWear and RapidSOS want to be there,” said Gerald J. Wilmink, CEO and founder of WiseWear.
“WiseWear’s focus on building functional technology to transform personal safety resonates deeply with RapidSOS,” said Michael Martin, CEO and co-founder of RapidSOS. “We are thrilled to work with WiseWear to keep their customers safe and improve emergency outcomes.”
WiseWear is an award-winning Internet of things (IoT) company that designs, develops and sells a family of proprietary connected devices and services to keep everyone in your family healthy, safe and secure. WiseWear makes “technology invisible” and does so by seamlessly integrating proprietary biosensing, and wireless communication technologies into everyday items. WiseWear products have been awarded top technology and design honors, and are available at many fine retailers. More information about WiseWear can be found at www.wisewear.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wisewearwearables/, or Twitter @WiseWear.
RapidSOS is an advanced emergency technology company. Formed in 2012 and backed by some of the world’s leading Silicon Valley technologists, RapidSOS is partnering with technology companies and the public safety community to provide transformative data in emergencies. RapidSOS is developing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm’s way, and link data from any connected device directly to first responders in an emergency. RapidSOS was named “2016 Start-Up of the Year” by the Consumer Technology Association, a Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT News, and Top 3 Innovative World Technologies by SXSW. Learn more at www.RapidSOS.com.
WiseWear:Arielle de Cruz[email protected](844) 344-1622
RapidSOS:Michelle Cahn[email protected](347) 879-0024
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