The Knit Alarm by Design Research Lab Helps Protect Lives

By: Ariel Weber - Published: Jan 16, 2013 • References: fashioningtech and gizmodiva
Adding to the burgeoning line of life-saving technology, the knit alarm by Design Research Lab helps elderly patients call for help in cases of emergency.

The alarm is conveniently knitted into the cuff of the sweater, which has a motion sensor that can be activated simply by pulling on the cuff or by touching the upper chest of the cardigan with your wrist. LED lights are situated on the shoulders of the cardigan, which will also illuminate to signify that the emergency was triggered. Once the alarm is activated, it is connected to a Smartphone via a Bluetooth, which will be able to call the emergency number you have pre-programmed on your mobile phone. Design Research Lab not only created something that is unobtrusive but is also equally fashionable.

The clever addition of a life-saving device knitted into an adorable cardigan is an ingenuous technological advancement that may inspire future gadgets of the same nature.