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Wearable technology could improve personal security

A new type of wearables has been designed to assist consumers in protecting themselves against physical attack.

The risk of a physical attack is present in nearly any place and at any time, so a new type of wearable technology has now been developed in order to provide some practical benefit to the wearers and to provide useful advantages in that type of situation.

The new wearables were developed by Kat Alexander, who created the Siren Ring.

Alexander explained that “I was taking a shortcut and a man crossed my path and began to deliberately walk towards me.” Fortunately, she was able to escape the problem, but she did not leave the experience entirely behind herself. She created the Siren Ring, which is a piece of wearable technology that can be twisted in order to activate an alarm that sounds at 110 decibels.

This wearable technology is built to shock a potential attacker and to cause him or her to experience sensory overload.

Wearalbe Technology - Siren RingAccording to the owner of Command Excellence, John Sakoian, the shock from the noise of the ring could overload the senses of a potential attacker, which could be very handy in helping to make an escape. The company is provides local safety consulting services. He stated that it is a bright idea to use this wearable tech because it is easily accessible whenever the wearer requires it, even in an emergency.

Though the ideal option is to call 911 in the case of an emergency, using a cell phone to reach the police, in the event that an individual is in true danger, taking out a smartphone and making a phone call may not be entirely possible.

The Siren Ring has a special alert button that can be activated through a smartphone app, as well. This mobile app opens up a number of additional features that can be accessed with the thumb. It offers various help features and panic buttons. There is a special wearable technology pod that can be placed on the body that can provide automatic injury detection in the event that a violent crime should occur.

Wearable technology will start to take off in the U.K. by 2017

A recent survey has shown that while Brits aren’t on board yet with wearables, the time is coming.

There are few who would disagree that wearable technology is now on its way, as its popularity is starting to rise and a growing number of people are becoming interested in what these gadgets could have to offer them in the future.

As the products improve their features as well as their appearance, wearables have been able to boost their appeal.

Wearable technology came into the marketplace all in a big wave, but while the first impression of these devices may not have been the best one, they are starting to sway consumers with improvements to their tech and as they grow more stylish. As designers of these gadgets gain a better understanding of what consumers actually want, how to make the devices practical, and what people are willing to actually wear, tech has been improving in a way that is starting to convince people to actually buy.

While consumers aren’t quite ready to make wearable technology mainstream, that time is close.

Wearable Technology to take off in the UKNew research commissioned by Currys PC World has revealed that among Britain’s 18 to 65 year olds, there will be 17 million people using wearables by 2017. That company has revealed that its increases in sales in that category have shot up by 710 percent when compared to the same time last year. Clearly, they are not simply drawing their predictions out of the air.

The growth was greatly credited to the release of Android Wear, and it is expected that when the Apple Watch actually launches within the next couple of months, it will spike even further. That said, keeping on top of the trends and grabbing up the top brand names are not the only drivers behind the willingness of consumers to make a purchase. The fact that these gadgets are increasingly useful and practical is becoming very convincing.

The Currys PC World report was based on a survey of 1068 people. Among them 39 percent said that their top reason for being interested in wearable technology was for health and fitness improvements. Primarily, they wanted to track calories (39 percent), track daily activity levels (36 percent), and monitor heart rate (35 percent). All of these tracking capabilities are available in even some of the most inexpensive wearables that are currently available.