Ever get the giggles from seeing a kid on a leash?! As funny as it might look, that leash protects little ones from getting lost or, even worse, kidnapped. Perhaps this wearable solution is precisely what we need to prevent these worst case scenarios. It’s called Ora and the designers describe it as a “smart urban safety device”.
Unlike other bulky GPS tracking devices, this discrete pendant is comfortably worn around the neck and hardly noticeable to others. It uses state-of-the-art technology that allows it to piggy-back off nearby smartphones, utilising their components and signals to relay information about its location. During an emergency or kidnapping, it can be triggered with an intentional twist to alert authorities. Paired with proper training, it’s a surefire way to keep track of tots and get them the fastest help in unpredictable situations.
Ora is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2017.