Any opportunity to cheer on our state is a good thing. A great new invention is worthy of a big shout out.

It's time for a round of applause for two guys from Connecticut who have brought an amazing device to market that will help keep us safe.

In a story from, this new safety device is now available for purchase, and it was created right here in Connecticut. It's called "Wearsafe," and it was invented by University of Connecticut Alums Dave Benoit and Phil Giancarlo.

When I read the article, I was really struck by something that one of the inventors, Dave Benoit told WFSB:

In a distressful situation, we talk about fight or flight, acute stress response, your ability to tactily use a phone is greatly diminished, because all the blood rushes to your heart and you lock in with tunnel vision, so you really can't think too much, but you can press a button.

As you can see, the device is very small, and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Once pressed, it alerts friends and family who listen in and decide whether the situation calls for contacting the police.

Here's a demonstration from Wearsafe Labs on how the device works:

All the info about the device, cost, even the ability to share medical information, is all on their website, where they have a try-it-free offer.

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