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CA$ 7,061 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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About

Lotus is a personal safety wearable that lets you share your location, images and audio in real-time, so your loved ones can always know that you are safe and sound.  

The Lotus enables two-way audio communication and controls the SEAM app - which captures photos and your GPS location.  

Every time you enable sharing, your guardians receive a notification through the SEAM app - they can choose to monitor in real-time or review your previously shared journeys.

 

Stream live with up to 5 people through audio, photo and location. You no longer have to navigate through your phone to connect when you are on the go.    

Connect one-on-one in the event of an emergency.  

Hold down the Lotus to dial out. Pre-set the Lotus to call your primary contact, nearest guardian or local emergency services (available on Android only).

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Designed with flare

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Crafted in Toronto by award-winning design studio Twenty2b, Lotus is sleek and fashion-forward, a wearable you will want to take with you. We sourced the highest-quality manufacturing partners to help bring the Lotus to market, and spent a year making hundreds of prototypes to get the perfect balance of function and form. All our hard work has paid off — we have created a beautiful wearable that will look great in any situation.

Rich Data  

Unlike other personal safety wearables which only share GPS location, Lotus is the only wearable that also shares your surrounding audio and photos taken from your phone. No more forgetting to text your loved ones to let them know you got home safe - when activated, Lotus keeps them updated in real-time.

Your information is shared in real time and stored on the cloud for safekeeping and easy retrieval. This reinvented approach to rich contextual data can truly let your contacts know what’s going on. 

Effortlessly stay in touch  

No more forgetting to text your loved ones to let them know you got home safe, Lotus keeps them updated in real-time.

When to use it

 

 

 

 Lotus and the Seam app — a personal safety platform  

  As Lotus gathers your audio and activates location/images, it is stored and shared via the Seam app. You and up to 5 guardians can access your data for up to 4 months, real-time streaming.

The Platform

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 Ready for any situation

 

Charging

Charging is easy. Between each trip, just put the Lotus in its case and it will be recharged and always fresh for over 30 hours of combined standby time, with each trip being up to 3.5 hours. The device will recharge in approximately 1.5 hours ready to head home. If you are in calling mode, the device lasts just under 2 hours, far more than your average trip. 

Each device comes with a charging case. The charging case is currently finalizing design review and about to begin prototyping, this campaign will help finish its development for production.

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Over the last year we have designed a full software and hardware platform that is being deployed in stages.  Our initial mobile application is currently live in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store available free to download.  This initial version of the app has gone through extensive debugging, and continues to evolve and add the features and stability we set out to achieve at inception.  Currently, users can already record a log with their GPS location married to audio and image data to provide a contextual story that is recorded and streamed live to 5 trusted guardians anywhere in the world if the user wants to share.  

On the hardware side, we have finished fully functioning beta prototype units, that are now connecting to the app, controlling it and having two way hands free speaker phone calls.  The connection is still relatively nascent, and we are working on the optimization of hardware firmware now that we can actively begin testing the unit in the field as well as optimizing the mobile application deployment of the Lotus interface and feature usage.  

Earlier this year we sourced a perfect manufacturer in Shenzhen, China, where we have years of experience manufacturing consumer electronics and are excited to move forward with the mass production of our Lotus device.  They have been studying the design for months, and we are in agreement to move forward to production prototyping, tooling, and mass production.

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 We are on Kickstarter asking for your kind help in backing our Lotus device to clear the final hurdle to production.  We need to build our tools, get our certification completed which is in addition to keeping the lights on during the campaign and our ability to continue development on our tech.  This campaign will allow us to do that so we can take Seam to the future.  The goal was always to open the API of the software platform and enable the world to leverage our personal safety app.  The platform was designed to transmit data channels, and this structure allows us to be the perfect platform for peripheral hardware innovation.  We will design follow up devices that live on our platform, in addition to smartwatch applications and truly be platform agnostic allowing every mobile user free access to personal safety tools.  That journey starts with the Lotus, and it's ability to leverage our app, in addition to streaming audio and having two way conversations when your phone isn't the ideal solution for socially connecting your loved ones to your current state of being.

 

Drew Henson is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur and founder of Twenty2b, a lifestyle and technology product design studio based in Toronto, Canada and founder/CEO of Seam Technic Ltd.

Armed with both a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from The University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Industrial Design from Italy, Drew balances the requirements of both fields naturally in any design strategy. Drew was previously the Chief Design Officer at Foream Network Technologies Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) and Director of Products for Drift Innovation Ltd. (London, UK), where Drew created dozens of designs for wearable cameras and accessories. His experience at Drift included working directly with NASA to clear his award-winning Drift Ghost-S design for the International Space Station, where 3 Ghost-S cameras were deployed.  

Drew has been awarded with an iF Design Award for Product Design, 2 Red Dot Design Awards, and was the winner of the 2010 AEA Renault F1 Innovation Design North America and a top ten Global Finalist for his ‘Dynamic Mass Distribution System’ design.

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Risks and challenges

We know what we’re doing. We’re designers and engineers and good people, and we’ve been in the consumer electronics space for a combined 20 years.

We have total confidence that we can take our working prototypes and make them into full-fledged product, ready for sale. But there are always unforeseen events, and if something goes wrong, we promise to communicate honestly and be transparent with our backers. We have already completed a successful modest kickstarter campaign, and every week we are stoked as we ship our backers their rewards. One day hopefully that is you too :).

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    Couple Pack - 2 Lotus By Seam Devices

    Regular $298.00 CAD ($238.00 USD), you and your loved one BOTH get a Lotus by Seam for 30% off! Colours to be selected in a survey later on.

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    Regular $298.00 CAD ($238.00 USD), you and your loved one BOTH get a Lotus by Seam for 30% off! Colours to be selected in a survey later on. We have a 'continued' tier as we worked behind the scenes overnight to get much better shipping pricing than we started with. All backers of the original tier will have the difference in funds returned to them.

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    Family Pack - 5 Lotus By Seam Devices

    Regular $749.00 CAD ($595.00 USD), provide peace of mind to your whole chosen family at 35% retail pricing! Colours to be selected in a survey later on.

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    Distributor Pack - (10) Lotus By Seam

    Regular $1499.00 CAD ($1190.00 USD), distributor tier backers get %40 off retail pricing for a total of 10 units. Colours to be selected in a survey later on.

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