Parenting is about attention and care. A child must be guided and protected from infancy to independence. Caretaking of any kind is about responsibility and awareness. People with special needs or ageing parents require thoughtful and protracted oversight. In the world of the vulnerable, even the mundane can become perilous. A child can fall in a swimming pool, be locked in a car on a hot day, become lost in the woods or even abducted.
Dristee’s technological design offers a unique and comprehensive device to address a broad spectrum of these problems. Dristee is a wearable device providing realtime detection coupled with wireless 4G Network and GPS, Bluetooth connection to locate, sense, and monitor a wide variety of safety and health perimeters.
Let’s take a look at some of dristee’s unique advantages..
All features listed below are fully integrated and connected between the device and caretaker via smartphones and other electronic devices. The connections between the device and monitoring receptacles can be made with up to five users.
Detects contact with water utilizing sensors without the need of any additional system installations.
Dristee’s detection capabilities monitors ambient temperature continuously effectively warning of excessive heat or cold.
The device utilize an accelerometer to alert of abrupt changes in the wearer’s movements and speed.
Pre-programmable SMS/MMS sends Notification to all designated phone numbers during any and all alert situations.
The device also incorporated heart rate monitor which might prove critical in a variety of situations.
A unique locking mechanism integrated with the wristband prevents unauthorized removal of the device. The locking mechanism has dual operating mechanism – Unlocking via the app or a special key that is provided with each device.
Additional temperature sensors monitor body temperature to alert for hyperthermia or hypothermia.
Connectivity and wireless capabilities include 4G LTE, GPS and Bluetooth.
The device is water proof and water resistance to a depth of 30 to 50 m.
Dristee employs stainless steel wires embedded in the band to withstand attempts at removal with knife or scissors.
The Dristee app displays a user profile, employing such data as recent photo, birthday, hair color, weight, height, eye color.
Operating system compatibility, Windows – Android – Linux – iOS
Dristee has the capability to predefine as needed up to five geo-fence locations, each of which can incorporate date, daily schedules and this feature can employ the designation precise distances as required.
Dristee Device Dimensions: 34mm x 45mm x 15mm
Subscription based technology..
Retail Price: $299.00 – Retail Monthly subscription: $12.95/Month.
The water sensor technology employs a novel design that utilizes the conduction property of water. The Water Sensor has two electrodes, one transmitting and the other receiving the signal pulses so that in the presence of significant water transmission between the electrodes is disrupted and an alert is sent. Partial or minor exposures to water, for example rain, is insufficient to disrupt transmission and hence false alarms is avoided.
The device is fully patented and employs the latest semiconductor and information technology. A critical challenge in dristee’s development was to design advanced miniaturization required for its small size and tightly integrated systems. To meet these challenges we developed and tested prototypes such as an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) suitable to a small wearable and a programmable logic, FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) platform.
The systems hardware does not dependent on a single component but changes as needed to provide optimal GSM and GPS functionalities. Whatever communication system is used (GSM, CDMA, 4GLTE etc.), our design capabilities are flexible enough to employ the specific component used for notifications to smartphones in the event of an emergency.
Dee Narla, Inventor, Co-founder
I am a mother, I am socially active and I am deeply engaged with the rights and safety of children, of our fragile fellow humans with special needs and a deep loving concern for the aging members of our society. Though born and educated in India, my life was somewhat privileged but even from that relatively secure position I could see societal failings that put the very young, the very needy and the very old at risk.
Trained as an engineer, I wanted to utilize design and technology to serve the needs of the vulnerable. Repeatedly asking myself, what can I offer to those in need, two issues seemed
apparent. First, specific needs, risks and dangers must be identified and second, once recognized, one must offer effective technology to counter two basic enemies of success – disregard and unawareness. Important keys to societal and family safety are precise information, quick communication and responsive support between everyone involved.
Even in the U.S., I am occasionally disquieted by undertones of isolation, impersonality and even danger, that threaten our society’s vulnerable, from the disappearance of young children to the unintended neglect of the elderly and those with special needs. Such thoughts, along with my own personal concern for the wellbeing and safety of my children and loved ones, lead me to develop Dristee, a system-based product to help meet the increasingly complex safety needs of coming generations. For me, Dristee is not only professionally gratifying in its comprehensive
design and technology but personally satisfying in answering the needs of my own heart and conscience.
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