Hair clip collects evidence in the case of a street attack

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Traditional attack alarms for women may not discourage the most determined criminals, often only really work if someone is nearby to hear the signal and can often be mistaken for a car alarm. Making the devices more discreet and smart, First Sign is a hairclip that automatically detects a violent attack, notifies friends and relatives, and collects evidence to help secure a prosecution. Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, the device consists of a clip featuring an accelerometer and Bluetooth transmitter that is around the size of a typical hairclip, and can be used as such. The clip can be linked…

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