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    Wouldn’t it be great to prevent personal safety risks with wearable technology so you arrive home “safe and sound”?




    element14 challenges members to help people be safe anywhere, any place, anytime.

    We invite all electronic engineers, makers and apparel designers to conceive and build a 'safe and sound' wearable that protects a person from personal and environmental risks, or monitors personal health or protects personal property from theft.


    All you have to do is design with TI - integrating Texas Instruments’ latest microcontroller into a wearable that is Safe & Sound.


    What Would You Design?  For Example . . .

    • A solution for warehouse personnel that integrates access control into workwear, allowing managers and security staff to know the whereabouts of all workers in high risk environments;
    • Protective eyewear that displays important messages, unique to each wearer and his/her specific environmental conditions;
    • A discreet panic button for lone workers that omits an ear-piercing siren while sending a distress call to appropriate authorities;
    • A high visibility commuter garment for cyclists that also sends the biker’s current location to family waiting for him/her to return home.



    Need More Inspiration?

    Why not check out some of our projects from previous Wearables Design Challenges?


    Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge

    helmetWearing helmets in sports is a good idea – and many sports are now adding sensors to helmets to track the force of blows received in the event of a concussion or head trauma.  But member Cosmin Iorga took the idea of a helmet to new levels by going beyond measuring impacts to also measuring the lack of movement, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation level, respiratory rate, body temperature and more.  All in a wearable helmet that sends real-time data to the coach on the sideline.


    Cosmin's Project Blog

    More about this Design Challenge


    Get Closer Wearables Challenge

    Leslie Birch's FlorabrellaMember Leslie Birch won this Design Challenge by creating the Florabrella – not only did it light up in the evening, but it was connected to the internet and would alert you to take it along if there was rain in the weather forecast.


    See Leslie's Project

    More about this Design Challenge


    Hats Off Design Challenge

    David Crittenden's top hatThis Challenge asked members to re-think the humble hat. David Crittenden equipped his hand-made top hat with LEDs that not only looked cool, but provided GPS-driven directions to the wearer.


    See David's Project

    More about this Design Challenge







    Entries for the FREE Challenger Kit have now ended, but you can still enter if you post 10 times and meet with the Terms & Conditions of this Challenge.


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