Waterproof wristband acts as emergency coastguard device

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Emergency services are often under pressure with not enough resources. Innovations that can help alleviate the strain are therefore naturally valuable. Springwise has already spotted such devices as this integrated home system that warns of earthquakes and a multi-purpose bench that also functions as an emergency raft. Now a GPS-connected wristband can help the coastguard find those in danger in the sea. Philippe Starck and his team at STARCK have developed a wristband that can transmit the user's exact location on the beach or the sea to the rescue services in an emergency. Dubbed Dial, the wearable technology is waterproof, made of silicone.…

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