This $1M XPrize-winning smart jewelry could save your life

This $1M XPrize-winning smart jewelry could save your life

When Anu Jain was raising her daughter, she was worried.  Jain had many concerns about the dangerous world her daughter was heading into, and didn't feel comfortable with her loved one heading into it alone Violence against women runs rampant across the world, with one-third of women experiencing physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization.  The Seattle-based philanthropist, a trustee on the board of the XPrize Foundation, felt there needed to be a better way.  "I thought, why hasn't anybody come up with an immediate solution for providing help?" she said "Let's use technology to find something that will help women today"  She and Naveen Jain, co-founders of InfoSpace, in 2016 launched a $1 million search, a competition for any inventor who could create a device that women can use to send an emergency alert, even without access to their phones.

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