Personal Alarm Watch Helps the Hearing Impaired

Personal Alarm Watch

Designer Nikita Golovlev has come up with an innovative idea for a watch that could be a real life saver. The Personal Alarm Watch will detect important events like fire alarms and alert the wearer by vibration and flashing lights.

How does it work?
The personal alarm watch is a concept product at the moment but it has been shrewdly thought about on how it could actually work, so far there are two solutions:

  1. It could use an internal antenna to detect special signals given off by smoke detectors and fire alarms (this would require an expensive modification to appropriate alarm systems).
  2. A microphone in the watch could monitor sound levels, if it detected a severe increase or heard a known danger sound again a warning could be issued

As product ideas go I think this is really great and Nikita Golovlev(found via the Product Design Forums) is certainly a designer to look out for in the future (thanks Nikita for the extra images).

Alarm Alarm in use

5 thoughts on “Personal Alarm Watch Helps the Hearing Impaired”

  1. I like the concept. Now, what about emergency vehicles? Will it warn the wearer of approaching sirens? And, will it work on cruise ships? Wow, that would be great if it did.

    Thanks.

    Robert

  2. And the area in which I live sounds the tornado alarm (the old style WW 2 alarms) whenever there is a tornado watch. Will it pick up that too? (Assuming I am close enough for the device to hear it, that is. It would be wonderful if it did.

    Thank you.

    Robert

  3. I think this is a cool idea. Definitely a life saver wondering if it is also affordable for pensioners to buy too.

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