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SafeTRX Wearable

IoT Company Enlists the Help of Sony and Telenor to Develop Connected Safety Wearable for All

Dec. 12, 2022
Adventurers, farmers, seniors, coastguards, and hazardous job workers all rely on a connected wearable device to alert their location and safety status. Learn how SafeTrx from 8 West is keeping people protected from remote locations to urban jungles.

SafeTrx is a remote monitoring and alerting system created by software development company 8 West to provide automatic, real-time alerting for sports enthusiasts, isolated or at-risk workers, and vulnerable older people. The device enables location alerts to be sent, and requests for emergency help or assistance to be communicated, so everyone from surfers at sea to lone workers and people in a healthcare setting can be tracked and monitored.

8 West, which is based in Ireland and has more than 22 years of software development experience, identified a need for an application that could address the safety needs of different types of users. They worked with professional partners to develop the system which has now been deployed in 11 countries for maritime rescue and is in use by enterprise clients for patient monitoring and employee protection.

“We were looking for a suitable wearable for SafeTrx, and when Sony proposed mSafety with global connectivity from Telenor IoT, we immediately seized the opportunity based on the advantages of LTE-M for connectivity and battery life."

So far, 8 West has launched three remote monitoring services that enable various user groups to live and work more safely. SafeTrx Active, SafeTrx Protect, and SafeTrx Care are designed specifically for:

  • Sports enthusiasts e.g. hikers, climbers, surf skiers, and windsurfers
  • People in hazardous occupations
  • The elderly living independently
  • People with chronic health conditions

All SafeTrx offerings use a wearable device and give access to a secure command and control portal for service providers or employers to monitor, control,  and configure users’ devices. Mobile apps give a real-time overview of the user’s data, position, alert status, and well-being.

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