In a bid to protect women employees, General Motors India has presented each of them with a “SAFER” device. This device was handed over to woman employees across all company locations in Talegaon, Halol, Gurugram and Bengaluru while special training sessions were held to instruct users on its operation.
SAFER has been developed by a smart jewellery startup, “Leaf Wearable” and women employees of GM India can activate this device at the push of a button which will instantly alert their family as to their exact location via their smartphone.
The device can be worn as a pendant. It is fitted with an in built panic button synced to the users smartphone. If the pendant is pressed in the event of an emergency, it instantly triggers an alarm to registered connections whereon the SAFER smartphone app has been downloaded. The SAFER by Leaf app can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Leaf Wearables is a startup founded by engineering students – Manik Mehta, Chiraag Kapil, Ayush Banka, Paras Batra and Avinash Bansal. The device, launched in February 2015, is designed to keep women safe. SAFER can be had in a specially designed pendant, bracelet or keychain with a small circular device.
If under threat, the user double clicks the SAFER device that triggers off the corresponding app. The app also has a GPS function wherein the user enters time of leaving and final destination, while the network tracks movements during the entire period. It also includes a map to nearest hospitals and police stations.