Tag Archives: Personal Safety

Mass Shooting In School Is So Bad That Bulletproof Backpack Is A Thing Now

It is sad that we have to come to this. I am talking about escalating number of mass shooting incidents in school in the U.S. that resulted in concerned parents rushing to grab bulletproof backpacks for their kids. It is that bad. According to the FBI, of the mass shooting incidents between 2000 and 2013, nearly one-quarter happened in school or educational institution. While schools have taken steps to mitigate this situation, parents are rushing to grab bulletproof backpacks for their children in case anything of such nature were to happen (knock on wood!). Continue reading Mass Shooting In School Is So Bad That Bulletproof Backpack Is A Thing Now

EarJellies: Not Candies; They Are High-tech Material Earplugs

I know right? Modern city is noisy and while most folks chose to put up with the noises, you really don’t have to. The solution is simple and obvious: earplugs. Speaking of earplugs, we are pretty much spoilt for choice, but the fact that no two person’s ears are the same makes for some rather uncomfortable wearing. This is a problem EarJellies aims to solve. No, EarJellies are not morbid, novelty candies in the shape of human ears. They are earplugs. Billed as the world’s first and only earplugs made of patented MemorySil Viscoelastic Silicone, it promised to deliver effective noise reduction with ultra low pressure for maximum comfort. Continue reading EarJellies: Not Candies; They Are High-tech Material Earplugs

Loop: A New Kind Of Earplugs That May Just Become A Fashion Statement

Hearing is something we often take for granted. We took this sense for granted because, we won’t feel the loss when we are much younger with activities like clubbing, going to concerts et cetera. Those activities may seem harmless, but they are contributing factors of hearing loss. Not now though, the loss will come later part of a person’s life. Heck, hearing loss could inflict even earlier if one does not bother to protect his or her sound holes. According to WHO, one out of three young adults risk hearing damage due to those seemingly harmless activities. Continue reading Loop: A New Kind Of Earplugs That May Just Become A Fashion Statement

This High-tech Motion-detecting Dash Cam May Just Save A Child’s Life

Under normal circumstances, a person should not find him or herself trapped inside a car, but as we all know, there are always exceptions. Exceptions like a kid got entrap inside accidentally for a variety of reasons, or in an accident where the driver and passengers are knocked out cold. The dTec SafeKam is a dash cam is designed to address these ‘exceptions’. The brainchild of a Brisbane, Australia couple, Taleese and Shane Penna, the dTec SafeKam’s nondescript look hides some serious tech that could safe a child or a person’s life. Continue reading This High-tech Motion-detecting Dash Cam May Just Save A Child’s Life

Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

Lets set the record straight here: using your phone for any purpose when driving is never good. No one should be doing that, ever. Not even when you are at the traffic light. However, for some reasons, some folks think some people don’t care anyways, so they have came up with hardware and software solution that will enable these folks not get honked at when they are fixated with their devices at the lights. The product in question is called Redlight Greenlight camera. It is essentially a wide FoV camera with high sensitivity sensor that recognizes stoplight and faces. Continue reading Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

This High-tech First Aid Kit Will Guide You On How To Dress A Wound

How many of you here have first aid training? Not many, I supposed. With so many accident, big and small, happening everyday, it is ridiculous not to know the basic of life-saving procedure and yet, it is not a life skill a person would deliberately pick up. This is a gap where RubrixAID aims to fill. RubrixAID is a first aid kit, but it is not simply a box with all the medical paraphernalia; it is a high-tech one. Equipped with a touchscreen display and speaker, it allows user to pick out the emergency situation by touch, such as where the injury is, and an in-built voice will guide you to which first aid kit to use and how to address the wound. Obviously, it is not for life-and-death situation, but it should serve to stop,, for example, life-threatening injury like bleeding. Continue reading This High-tech First Aid Kit Will Guide You On How To Dress A Wound

Soon, Hyundai SUVs With Panoramic Sunroof Will Have Sunroof Airbag

South Korea public car parts company, Hyundai Mobis has reportedly developed the world’s first panoramic sunroof airbag that is designed to protect the occupants in an unfortunate rollover. Yup. You heard that right. Airbag now has found a place on the roof too. Boy, why do I get the feeling that it is going to be standard on premium cars in not too-distant-future? And Hyundai is going to win on this. Oh, I know why. Because, the company has no less than 11 patents filed when developing this new safety feature and it isn’t a concept; it will be primarily implemented on the South Korean automobile manufacturer’s premium SUVs, starting with the Genesis SUV. Continue reading Soon, Hyundai SUVs With Panoramic Sunroof Will Have Sunroof Airbag

This “Floating” 3D Zebra Crossing Is Sure To Get Motorists’ Attention

Zebra crossing is one form of pedestrian crossing that is both easy and cheap to implement, but its effectiveness varies. Sometimes the alternating dark and light stripes (typically, white against the black of the tarmac) are not immediately eye catching, which is probably why in countries like Singapore, additional blinking lights are installed at both end of the crossing in some locations. So, when we first stumble upon the 3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk In Ísafjörður Iceland, my immediate thought was: motorists will for sure notice it! I mean, just look at it. How can they not? Continue reading This “Floating” 3D Zebra Crossing Is Sure To Get Motorists’ Attention

dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

Bionic ears aren’t real yet, but if we don’t protect our ears, we won’t even have basic sense of hearing, let along hearing whisper made around the block. Sadly, a lot people ignore the fact that everyday noise can contribute to potential hearing loss. Modern people’s favorite activities like clubbing, DJ-ing, going to concert and even traffic noises has the potential to destroy our hearing, but it need not be the case, if you put on a pair of high-tech earplugs like the dBud. Continue reading dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

This Dutch Town Has Traffic Light On The Ground Cos’ Folks Won’t Look Up

We are officially the generation of smartphone addicts. Smartphone basically control every aspect of our lives. We look at it when watching TV and eating, and we even stare at it when we are walking along public sidewalks. While the former two are not much of a life-threatening issues, the latter is something of a concern. According to a study, about 43% of people have walked into something while their eyes are glued to their smartphones and obviously, this post a significant risk when crossing the road as eyes on smartphone won’t be able to tell if the pedestrian crossings, such as traffic lights, are in the favor of a smartphone addict. Continue reading This Dutch Town Has Traffic Light On The Ground Cos’ Folks Won’t Look Up