WITSA 2016 WEDS Award Winner Selected for EMERGE 2016: Wearable TechnologyWear

commandwearCommandWear, winner of WITSA's inaugural 2016 Emerging Digital Solutions (WEDS) program, has been selected by the U.S.  Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to be part of EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology, an accelerator program designed to bring start-ups, accelerators, and other strategic partners together in a common research and development effort. The program operates in conjunction in conjunction with TechNexus and its partner CIT.

The WEDS winners were selected for their innovative digital solutions capable of transforming the wellbeing, prosperity, connectivity or productivity of others around the world. Each selected solution winner was offered an opportunity to showcase their products or services at the 2016 World Congress on IT, and were recognized at the Awards Ceremony. This program was made possible with the supporting partnership of Memora S.A. and SEBRAE, Brazil.

First responders such as police, fire and emergency services  have a tremendous need for devices such as body-worn electronics, advanced sensors, and integrated voice and data communications embedded within their gear. Hands-free wearables can integrate multiple technologies and minimize additional equipment while maximizing effective response efforts.

Command Wear have created a software platform that connected with first responders existing smartphones, smart watches and tablets to provide  personnel tracking, two-way text communication and video sharing to speed response, improve situational awareness and keep responders safe. Geo-fencing alerts personnel that they’re entering hazard zones or moving outside an assigned area. Teams can also review everything that happens during a for later analysis or investigation after the event.

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