When Jenelle Valdina’s car hit a “patch of ice” and spun out on a road, slamming into a guard rail along the side of the highway, she knew she needed help. She could not find her phone after the crash, and other motorists who stopped could not reach 911 due to weak cellphone signals. Then, she remembered her bracelet.
Valdina’s bracelet looks like it has an ordinary charm. However, it is a product produced by invisaWear, a company that disguises app-connected panic buttons in jewelry. The charms can be worn on bracelets, necklaces, purses, and key chains.
After the crash, “I was kind of just praying to God to not die,” said Valdina, according to a report by WCVB.
“I looked down and amazingly, somehow, the invisaWear charm that my aunt got me, was on the ground with me outside the car.”
When pressed, the invisaWear charm produces a signal, sending an emergency alert to contacts that the wearer lists in the companion app. Along with a notification, the app sends location details and can assist the person’s contacts with reaching the 911 dispatch center closest to the signal’s origin.
After using the bracelet charm, emergency crews headed toward Valdina in minutes. Her father also received the notification and was able to go directly to his daughter’s location.
“I don’t really think words can describe the feeling, we’re over the top about this product, you’ve poured your heart into, has really helped somebody,” said Riaja Abdelaziz, the co-founder of invisaWear. “I was just so happy that we were able to make an impact.”
Valdina suffered a serious leg injury in the crash, but the situation could have been much worse had it not been for her bracelet.
She is currently recovering from her injury.