Ubihere Receives $50,000 Agreement for Ubitrax Wearable Bracelet
Ubihere, a company that develops innovative real-time location systems (RTLS), which enable accurate, to-the-second inventory tracking and management in a wide variety of environments and conditions, received an Air Force SBIR contract for $50,000 to fund the development and commercialization of the Ubitrax Wearable. The wrist bracelet, the first wearable tech item in the Ubihere family of tools, is a first-of-its-kind tool that leverages Ubihere’s next-generation technology, deep learning sensor fusion, to monitor movement and give up-to-the minute information on the wearer’s location.
While the product is being developed for initial use at Dyess Air Force Base outside of Abilene, Tx., the product will have myriad use cases to help everyday users keep peace of mind: hospital and senior care tracking and monitoring; child location in amusement parks and other crowded venues; tracking of lost pets; and contact tracing during viral outbreaks such as COVID-19.
In today’s world, “knowing where our children, pets, and other loved ones are is a must,” says Dr. Alper Yilmaz, founder and CTO of Ubihere. “Up-to-the-second information about location can be a first line of help for first responders and medical personnel, helping to provide cutting-edge care and prevent accidents before they happen.”
The user-friendly bracelet will be low-cost and outfitted with GPS, Bluetooth, cellular, and long range (LoRa) capabilities. In addition to allowing the operator to review archived location and movement data from each wearable for a period of at least one year, it will also be able to define geo-fencing, digital boundaries, action-based alerts and other location- or movement-related intelligence.