Using Sony’s mSafety platform with connected wearable device to create life-saving remote monitoring services
As an outdoor sports enthusiast, the co-CEO of 8 West, John Murphy, was inspired to develop the SafeTrx ACTIVE application by a personal experience. While climbing in the Alps with a friend, he fell 200 metres and got stuck on an icy ledge. John survived the fall and was picked up by the French rescue services, but it got him thinking about how technology could be used to make the rescuers’ job easier, and to give adventurers more peace of mind. The result was a suite of new health and safety services based on Sony’s mSafety platform and wearable.
“Using mSafety allows us to build precisely targeted services that address specific user groups” John Murphy, co-CEO of 8 West Consulting
After a period of collaborative development and testing with Sony and potential end users, 8 West has launched three remote monitoring services that will 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
Another project currently underway is SafeTrx ATLAS, ideal for developers.
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Not just another wearable
Leveraging Sony’s extensive experience in hardware design and device management solutions, the mSafety platform offers unique features such as LTE modem technology, encryption technology and activity algorithms. What’s more, working with Sony helps speed up time to market, enabling service providers to take advantage of a window of opportunity to enter the wearables market and cater to a particular need.
Download the full case story (PDF) to learn more about how Sony and 8 West worked together on SafeTrx and to understand how your company could do the same.
Download the full case story
Learn more about how mSafety can help your business. Download the 8 West case story here. Expect a 5 minute read (PDF).