Prompted to make a product that had to deal with "personal safety," I chose the topic of sexual assault on college campuses. After doing research, it was evident that the only way to stop sexual assault was to educate the victims and the aggressors. Since this was a project that was highly emphasized on making a physical product, I systemized a university-wide buddy system for keeping track of friends near by in case of emergency.
I created a wristband with a supplementary application for students. Since most sexual assaults on college campuses occur at night during parties, I focused on the social aspect and timeline of parties. The primary roles of the wristband/app were to:
- Be connected with a close friend at all times to be notified if a certain distance between them is breached
- Be able to find fellow students nearby for any assistance
- Receive notifications of any crimes or alerts nearby