Wearable tech is an ever-growing trend, and rings are a natural progression from glasses and watches. Although these pieces have seemingly less available functions than other accessories, they can still play an important role in our lives. Nimb is a portable device that has your personal safety in mind with the tagline “a ring with a panic button.” While that might sound dramatic, it can prove vital in dangerous situations—with the touch of a button, you can send out an emergency alert.
The way Nimb works is simple: when in trouble, press the button on the bottom of the ring and hold it for three seconds. This activates a message with your profile info and GPS location, and it’s then sent to your predetermined safety circles. You’ll know they received the message thanks to the ring’s vibration feedback. From there, your rescue crew can take action to help.
With Nimb, you choose whom you alert. From their mobile app, you can set your safety circle as large or as small as you like—perhaps you only want it to contact your best friend. Or, you want it to include emergency services or even nearby Nimb users.
Available in white or black, the sleek ring looks like any other modern accessory rather than a powerful personal protection device. It’s now available for preorder through Indiegogo, with an estimated delivery of March 2017.