About this project
Nimb is a ring with a panic button that allows you to send an emergency alert to preset contacts from the mobile app with just the touch of a thumb.
Emergencies can be scary, but Nimb provides vibration feedback to let you know that a message has gone out and help is on the way. Whether you’re in trouble, experiencing a health issue or being attacked, Nimb is there to call for help when you need it most.
When in trouble, press the button and hold it for three seconds — the message with your profile info and your location reaches your safety circles. Sending an alert message takes only three seconds. After that you can call 911 or other emergency service, if the situation allows you to do so.
Nimb will track your location in real-time and the response team will always know exactly where you are. Stay connected to your loved ones with Nimb, when using other devices for communication is not possible.
When you use the Nimb mobile app, you’re free to choose and set up your safety circles however you like. You can set it up to alert only the emergency services, just your best friend, your entire family or people nearby — the power is in your hands.
We believe that society is ready to provide its members with peer-to-peer help even in extreme situations. Communities have a role to play in bringing better practices to different areas of life. Personal security shouldn’t be an exception.
You can join communities to help and empower people with similar values and views. If you belong to an organization, a movement or a team, now you are able to support your fellow associates, should they happen to be in urgent need.
We see Nimb as a movement towards safer environments, where people combine efforts to help someone in trouble, whether they are authorized officials, close ones, sympathetic neighbors or just passersby.
The key to a safer world is in your hands, literally.
Nimb helps to create a safer environment for yourself and those around you, from caregivers to health scares.
It can wash your parental anxiety away — you will always know if your kids need help. Your senior relatives can rely on Nimb if they have troubles using a cell phone or other devices.
Have a younger daughter or a sibling in college? You can both wear Nimb and know that you’ll never miss an alert from them. Whether you’re at the movies, napping or out for dinner, as long as you both wear Nimb rings and an alert goes out, your Nimb will vibrate to let you know that she or he needs help.
Doing extreme sports or like traveling? Nimb will become your most trusted companion. It works everywhere in the world where cellular networks function. Nimb will help you to explore new places or limits while feeling safe and secure.
If you have entrepreneurial ambitions and are running your own business, Nimb can protect your employees and valuable equipment.
If your health condition creates some limits for using traditional communication means, Nimb can provide you with an easy and reliable way to call for help.
We understand that the older you are, the more attention you might need. Many senior citizens feel uncomfortable about wearing panic buttons on their necks, as these devices draw unwelcome attention and make them feel old. Nimb is a stylish ring that is not only more convenient than the neck piece but also elegant.
Nimb is very efficient in emergencies, but it’s cool, too. We played with colors and forms to come with a simple and polished design that you would totally like, whatever style you prefer: city chic, smart casual, luxury glam or health-gothic.
Nimb is beautiful and comfortable on your finger. The future shines on its metal moldings, and matt surface — Stealth Black and Classic White — complements your sense of taste. The ring is available in US ring sizes 4-12, you can wear it on any of your fingers!
Reliable performance of a safety ring is an absolute must — we took it very seriously and conducted hundreds of tests. We made sure that Nimb’s ergonomics is optimal and sending the signal is easy. Then we worked thoroughly to prevent accidental alerts, bringing this possibility to a feasible minimum. We tested the stability of Bluetooth signal, application responses, applied pressure of different force and duration to the button. It copes with shower rain and routine work around the house. We’ve taken the ring through almost every relevant testing to help our product live up to the promise.
Give the ring to your loved ones and wear one yourself, and you’ll always know when they need your help: your ring will vibrate if they press their panic button.
If you cannot reach your loved one, you can send a vibration signal to her or his ring to attract their attention.
With Nimb you are less likely to forget your phone in a taxi or a restaurant. The ring will vibrate as soon as the distance between the phone and the ring exceeds preset limit.
Not only does Nimb give you the chance to alert friends & family when you find yourself in an uncertain or threatening situation, it also offers an audio recording function that automatically collects evidence from your smartphone once the panic button has been pressed.
Your privacy means as much to us as it does to you. We want you to know that Nimb is not a tracking device. Your location and information will only be shared after you press the panic button. We make sure to keep your info private and secure. In case of an emergency, we have the ability to provide your info to response teams, but only to save your life.
We have been working tirelessly to improve the design for well over a year now. Not only is the design of the ring important to us, but we also gave a lot of thought to how Nimb can fit into your daily life. We want Nimb to be there for you when you need it most.
Eight incredibly intelligent engineers that comprise our technical team have an average of 10 years worth of experience in developing both consumer and non-consumer wearables. This team has previously developed products for Epson and LG. Our technical team also has extensive experience working with Chinese manufacturing companies.
We have selected only the most reliable parts, which can be easily mass produced. To make sure we deliver on time we have already started the negotiation process with factories in China and Taiwan. The device is a product of a rigorous development process: we are offering you the second version of the device, which has been vastly improved. For example, the ring size was decreased by 20% from the original version.
We care about reliability and usability. We are confident in the components we have selected. The button is located in such a way that it is intuitively easy to press in emergency situations. All the materials we used are hypoallergenic.
The engineering design is simple and very reliable. The battery provides a long work cycle. The vibration motor and light source provide feedback and allow not only to send but also to receive signals.
Our intellectual property is protected by eight utility and design patents, some of them currently pending.
Our team has worked vigorously through more than 100 different designs of Nimb and asked more than 2,000 women to choose which they love the most.
As of today, we have developed our second version of Nimb prototype and are currently working with several factories, getting ready to start mass production. This very design that you see in photos throughout the campaign page are, in fact, working prototypes, so the ring you receive will look just like it does in the photos!
Everything started when our founder Leo found out that his female friend had been attacked while walking down the street. She had her phone and a can of pepper spray in her purse, but no time to reach in and grab either one of them. The outcome is what you see now. We decided that this horrific experience would become more than a staggering statistic.
The Nimb team eventually met Kathy, who experienced a life threatening attack of her own.
In 2000, Kathy was violently attacked by a complete stranger and was on the brink of death. She suffered multiple stab wounds and lacerations in a safe neighborhood, just a few feet from the police station. Her saving grace wasn’t just her fight and drive to survive, but the call for help. Since then, she has been searching to find a way for others to have a voice when they’re in need of help.
When Kathy met the Nimb team, she was eager to join in. Not only is Kathy now our Communications Director, she has since then become an activist and one of the driving forces behind this project. Thus, the team empowered by personal experiences brought Nimb to life. To us, the journey to achieve personal security is just that, personal. With Nimb, everyone can feel safe in almost any situation.
Nimb Inc. is a team of bright-eyed enthusiasts who have united to launch this campaign. Our team spans multiple disciplines including hardware, software, finance, marketing, communications and product design.
Leo, Nimb’s CEO and founder, previously started an online educational project that partnered with more than 50 famous actors. That company received grants from Google in AdWords advertising for its technology and unique ideas. At the same time Apple featured this mobile application on the main App Store banner for three weeks. Leo now devotes his undivided attention to Nimb’s development. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick is Nimb’s CMO and founder with an entrepreneurial zeal that invariably defines his character. While still in college, he founded several online stores, chats and blogs. Nick currently owns a successful marketing agency. His major clients include Unilever, Ford, Heinz, BAYER, LVMH, and Philips. He also launched a mobile and social media game development studio, which achieved one of the highest rates of installs and has kept its reputation even after 7 years on the market. The total amount of game installations skyrocketed from 0 to 100,000,000 in just one year. If you’re interested in knowing his secret, just send him a message to email@example.com.
Alex is our CTO and co-founder. He has over 10 years of experience in engineering and computer programming. As a college student, Alex created algorithms of human palm recognition, then developed algorithms of picture recognition for robotic hand control. He has taken part in commercial software creation as a senior developer and project lead. If you’re interested in knowing more about our technology, product design and app, just contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy, our Communications Director and co-founder of Nimb. She had 1.5M twitter account followers. We could stop here, but there's a lot more about her that makes us absolutely sure that Nimb communications are in very skilled and talented hands. Kathy has twenty years of experience in public and investor relations. She developed communications strategies for major IPOs and M&As on emerging markets, contributed to GQ and Forbes as an interviewer and a columnist and has been cast in TV projects in Europe. For any media inquiries, you can contact her at email@example.com.
Dmitry is our CFO and co-founder with 15 years of experience in investment banking and financial consulting, including Merrill Lynch in London. Dmitry spent more than five years consulting companies in the U.S. We realized that we would need a financial expert with insight into how Silicon Valley startups work, so we asked Dmitry to join the team. We couldn’t be more proud to have a member with an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. To contact Dmitry, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honestly, we’re far beyond the chaos of a startup, while other teams may prove to be ineffective and unmatured. By attracting the best managers and directors, we are making Nimb the coolest wearable to complement your style and help you stay safe and protected on the go.
While we’ve been developing Nimb for quite some time now, we felt it was the right time to open it to the Kickstarter community to help receive feedback and raise the funds to get our project off the ground. We have the team to get the job done, now it’s up to you.
Your voices mean a lot to us, and we would love to hear your suggestions and personal stories. Please help us bring our product to life in order to save lives. Together, we can make it happen!
Risks and challenges
Our main priority is delivering the highest quality product to you. Moving from prototype to full production can occasionally present unexpected delays, but we’ve factored in enough buffer time to make sure this doesn’t happen.
We have been working on the project for almost two years and this is the second generation of Nimb. We have been working hard to ensure everything is designed for mass production of a high quality product. With our expert engineering and manufacturing teams, we’re confident that the job will be done right the first time around. However, if we do run across any surprises or delays, we’ll make sure to keep you informed every step of the way. We look forward to delivering you the most high-tech, fashionable piece of technology that you’ll ever own! Stay safe!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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