The Civil Rights Defenders campaign group developed the technology to help workers in war zones and other areas of conflict. When triggered, the hi-tech personal alarm uses phone and sat-nav technology to warn that its wearer is in danger. Warnings are sent in the form of messages to Facebook and Twitter to rally support and ensure people do not disappear without trace.
Civil Rights Defenders wants people to sign up to monitor the bracelets of individual rights workers via social media. It hopes the global involvement will act as a deterrent to anyone planning attacks on aid workers. 55 bracelets will be given out by the end of 2014.
These endangered volunteers represent us—all that is good and kind and decent in humanity. They stand for dignity and justice in their work to help people less fortunate than those of us who live in a free society.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden you can visit and 'like' their facebook page here.