Saphibeat co-founder Carlo Ciaramelletti nearly died while skiing in Italy.
The day after his accident, another skier crashed in the same area and lost his life because he was unable to signal for help.
His solution is the PhiPal, a helmet add-on that includes an emergency SOS beacon and a suite of sensors for both activity tracking and accident detection.
Using a combination or hardware sensors and sophisticated programming, the PhiPal will automatically detect when a user has been an accident and will send a distress message with the person s GPS coordinates.
On the hardware side, the PhiPal is equipped with a 10-axis sensor that includes both motion and altimetric sensors to measure acceleration, orientation, and altitude.
The hardware is always recording your movement and using that data for both performance and location tracking.