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Wearsafe – Personal Safety Technology

The Wearsafe Tag is an amazing peer-to-peer personal safety technology. In a bad situation, making a phone call is harder than you think. At the first sign of trouble, pressing the Wearsafe Tag keeps you a step ahead of the situation. It uses the power of your phone to alert friends and family, it sends them audio from the scene and starts a live chat room where they can coordinate a response or call 911. All while your phone, your lifeline is out of sight.

Interwoven partnered with Wearsafe Labs to create the unique shape device and a variety of attachment methods for the Wearsafe Tag.

What we did

  • Design research & analysis
  • Competitive anaylsis
  • Concept Development
  • Color and Materials
  • Ideation, models & prototyping

Clients / Collaborators

Concept & Color Development

We are able to define our vision for the product through the compilation of images that describe the product and establish an overall concept that we use when creating sketches. These boards explore specific product details; form, materials, various attachment methods and color.

The materials inspiration images describe the use of matte and shine, transparency and the combination of multiple surface textures. A color story was developed from an extensive analysis of color trends the fashion and accessories industry. We captured colors that illustrate emerging trends in tonal colors, bright pops, greened-blues and white-on-white. We have created color duo’s, two colors that ill always work together to enhance each other with a primary color and tonal accent.

Ideation

We focused our inquiry of attachment methods on the act of sliding; in which a male part slides into a female housing. From these examples of existing products with extract and translate elements that can be applied in our design process.

Prototype

Using Solid Works, we produced detailed renderings of each design that could then be 3D-printed to asses the shape, proportion and functionality. From this initial process we proceeded to create molds and test our designs in materials that more closely represent the final materials. A first round of models were casted in silicone by manually injecting material into 3D printed molds.

Through several rounds of silicone casting models we tested the flexibility, durometer and texture from different silicone types. Pigment was added in this last round trying to match the Pantone colors provided in our color deck. We determined that a silicon durometer of 65-75 would be best for our finished products.