A personal safety device, which alerts people if you fall off your bike, still needs £10,000 funding on Kickstarter
We recently featured the Ridersmate device, which helps family and friends locate you if you have a spill from your bike, and now another personal alert system could be about to hit the market.
Acticheck Assure is the brainchild of Karl Gibbs, who wanted a device which his mother could wear to let him know if something was wrong.
The result is an adjustable wristband which can act as a warning system, or simply a reminder for the wearer to take medication.
But for the cycling world this device could help save your life if you’re out on your own, as it can detect a high-impact collision, such as a fall from your bike, and triggers an alert.
Unlike the Ridersmate, which would send a text message to your preferred responder the instant the device become activated, the Acticheck first vibrates on your wrist to ensure you are in need of assistance. If you don’t, you can cancel the alert before it’s sent out by pressing a button.
If the vibration is not responded to, the wearer will receive a call to their mobile phone, to which you can also cancel the alert.
If then the wearer does not respond, the device will start telephoning your list of responders, who can then locate the wearer and potentially come to your rescue.
The Acticheck Assure is currently seeking backers on Kickstarter, with £10,000 still to raise in the final six days. With £16,000 pledged already by 106 backers, it could still be a way away from reality, but it’ll be interesting to see how this project progresses.