10 Gadgets That Just Might Save Your Life One Day
A modern person is thought to be completely reliant on gadgets like smartphones or laptops, but that's a far cry from the truth. There are devices on which a person's life can really depend.
Bright Side gathered several modern inventions that can help you out in a difficult situation.
10. A self-propelled float lifesaver
U-Safe is a smart float with an electric engine and remote control. It's made for use on ships and in coast guard teams. The remote control lets you guide the float to a person who has fallen overboard and safely get them to the shore or the ship's hull. Developers also plan to add a multiple-person option and increase the distance it can travel.
9. A shark repellent
Sharkbanz is an indispensable device for divers and surfers. Just clasp the bracelet on, activate it, and it will start emitting ultrasound signals that will make you an undesirable object for sharks. By the way, even if you aren't going to get acquainted with sharks, the startup's Instagram account is still quite interesting to follow.
8. An alarm ring
"Nimb is your personal guardian angel," its creators say. All in all, it's a simple concept of a portable alarm button you can push quickly and discreetly. The alarm is sent to your close ones' smartphones or to a rescue service. Those with chronic diseases and lovers of night promenades will appreciate this device. And as a side note, it also looks quite stylish.
7. A venom extractor
The Sawyer extractor pump kit will help you remove venom left by insects or snakes. The name says it all: it's a powerful and convenient vacuum pump that can extract venom from a wound. Apart from the pump, the kit includes a razor, sterile tissues, and Band-Aids.
6. A multifunctional key ring
Nothing too smart here – just a set of important tools and that's it. But this tiny monster can get you out of many extreme situations. It's comprised of 9 tools that include a hammer, a flashlight, a strap cutter, an alarm beacon, and several more. We do hope, though, that you won't need them at all.
5. An emergency beacon
Rescue Me Balloon is made to mark the location of people in distress. It's a compact orange box that you can easily take with you on a hiking trip. To mark your location, tear off the cap. An air balloon will rise up 150 ft (45 m). At night, the balloon will flicker thanks to a light ring that accumulates solar energy during the day.
4. A pocket slingshot
The Pocket Shot allows you to shoot diverse projectiles, from metal balls to stones or bolts, with just a slight effort and hardly any special skills. Just put your projectile into the rubber sling, pull it back, aim at your target, and release. Perfect for small game hunting. And what's more, you can easily make one yourself! Here are the instructions.
3. An external antenna
A stylish gadget, goTenna will help you when mobile networks are of no use. The device allows smartphone and tablet users to stay online even when there's no link. It creates a private network that lets you send messages and your GPS coordinates with the help of low-frequency waves for up to 50 miles (80 km).
2. A universal water filter
Anyone who's been in the wild knows that the issue of drinking water is crucial. The Sawyer charcoal filter allows you to quickly filter any water, making it fit for drinking. Its convenient shape lets you not only use it as an attachment to a bottle but also drink right from the body of water.
1. A charming protector
CAMP/y is made for all those who like camping with a tent and a cozy fire. This charming "beast" uses its sensors to watch over important parameters nearby. It can detect wild animals or people, a gas leak, a change of weather, and a number of other factors. The data is sent to a smartphone, and, in case of danger, the device can sound an alarm. In addition, CAMP/y can act as an electronic repellent for mosquitoes in a 6-feet (2 m) radius. An important skill!