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Sakhī

World's first customizable smart bracelet

Its time jewelry does more than look pretty!

◊ Add your own beads and charms to match your style or occasion

◊ Features Alexa Voice Commands, Fitness Tracker, SOS Trigger, Kid Tracker, Wireless Charging

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The word 'Sakhī', pronouced as 'Sakhee', in Sanskrit language means a female friend. We designed a smart bracelet which follows this meaning.

It's time jewelry does more than just look pretty!

 

  • Customizable

    Customize by adding your favorite beads and charms.The 3mm band supports most standard charms including Pandora*, Chamilia*, Biagi*, Brighton*.

    Increase band length to make it double-wrap with band-extender.

    Pictures shown are of Prototype-2a (prong fit). The final production design is Proto-2b (bezel-fit).

    (*) We don't have any affiliation with these brands and trademarks.

  • Voice Commands to Alexa

    Just press the large oval to give a voice command. Alexa commands may be issued if Alexa account is present. You can even control Alexa connected devcies, ex. turning on lights, setting thermostat etc.

  • Kid Tracker*

    This feature is available with Sakhi-Radius, the kids GPS tracker watch described below. Sakhi devices can communicate among themselves and with Sakhi-Radius kids smart-watch over direct free wireless network described below.

  • Sends Location during SOS

    Built-in GPS sends location when SOS call is initiated even with phone is broken/stolen.

  • Mesh Network

    Forms a discrete mesh network with other Sakhis upto an range of ~1km (0.6mi*) even if phone is broken. No user intervention is needed by other Sakhi owners to pass through the SOS message. The SOS message is seen only by the Sakhi cloud server and forwarded to designated friends and family of the SOS initiator.

    (*Note: Direct link Radio Frequency signal range is subject to many conditions, including line of sight, type of obstacles and materials between the devices- concrete, metallic, etc.)

  • Sends Audio during SOS

    Built-in Mic sends live audio of the surrounding if SOS mode is activated. This audio can help the emergency / law enforcement responders to prepare for appropriate action.

Two Versions are Planned

1. Opaque Version

  • Allows for a variety of crystals, cabochons, gems and glass ovals ( 50+ options)
  • Very discrete, as only LED will indicate status occasional (if enabled)
  • Longer battery life: up to 6 days for daily use.

2. Translucent Version

  • About 6 options of translucent colors
  • Allows more informative notifications
  • Watch function
  • Reminder function
  • Battery life: 3 days average depending on notifications

Please let us know which one you would prefer by filling in this survey here-

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Why is Sakhī better than other such solutions?

Besides customization and beauty, Sakhī can interconnect!

Sakhī has a safety feature that in absence of Bluetooth connection to phone, it connects to other nearby Sakhī devices (upto 1 km/ 0.6mile).

Such a backup path connectivity is very helpful in SOS situations.

If the phone is broken, stolen or not available, Sakhī can pass through it's emergency SOS via other Sakhī's within range.

Patent Pending Design.

 

Child Tracking Mode

The direct wireless connection technology enables connection between Mom's Sakhī bracelet and child's Radius GPS watch.

Sakhī devices can connect to the Sakhi-Radius kids GPS tracker watch via free wireless band.

This direct connection allows GPS tracking of kids in close vicinity ranges: example the walk from home to bus-stop, in a park or a beach.

This is helpful in remote areas where cell phone signals are sparse.

Sakhī-Radius: Kids' GPS Tracking Watch

Click here to learn more about our other Sakhī Family Product: Radius- Kids' GPS tracking watch

Sakhi Direct-Wireless network Use Cases

  • SOS Trigger - while cell phone is connected

    Sakhī SOS Activated ----> Bluetooth User's Mobile ----> SOS Message out to cloud, designated friends, family and safety network.

    In an unsafe situation or a distress condition, Sakhī connects to designated friends and family and a network of safety services.

    An SOS call is activated by either tapping it 3 times, or pressing both crystals simultaneously.A mild-panic (call-me) signal can be activated by double-tap.

    Once activated, Sakhī jewelry transmits your GPS location to your safety network. It also sends live audio feed of the surroundings.

    Sakhi also connects to nearby Sakhi devices (upto 1km/0.6mile) and forms a second path of communication.

  • SOS Trigger - while cell is not connected / broken

     

    Sakhi_(A) SOS Activated ----> Nearest Sakhi_(B) in range ---> Bluetooth to Mobile phone of Sakhi_(B) owner ----> SOS Message out to cloud, designated friends, family and safety network.

    Sakhi connects nearby Sakhi devices (upto  1km/0.6mile). This mesh network of Sakhī adds a second layer or connection, much appreciated in a safety tracker device.

    Moreover such a connectivity between Sakhī devices does not require a subscription to any monthly or yearly data plan.

  • Kid and Pet Tracking

    kid and pet monitoring

    Child's Sakhi-watch ----> Mom's Sakhi Bracelet or Home Beacon ---> Bluetooth to Mobile phone of mom/parent.

    When a parent enables the kid-tracking mode, the child's GPS location can be tracked on the Sakhi App in the parents mobile phone.

    Unlike other child tracking devices Sakhi does not require a data subscription plan because it uses license free wireless band.

  • University Campus Safety Bracelet

    A university campus could be outfitted with Sakhi beacons. These will allow instant and free transfer of distress messages from any Sakhi within the radius. The cell-phone remains the standard/default means of communication for Sakhi devices, but beacons allow use of Sakhi in situation if the cell phone has been damaged or stolen.

Wireless Charger

Wireless charger is extensible for multiple devices (as shown in video), and our Patent Pending Design.

 

Prototype 1 - complete

The first Sakhī models are bracelets crowned with beautiful handcrafted Murano glass bead

Working demo video/s below

Sakhi Prototype 1 assemebly  and test

Proto-1 lessons-learned and improvements are being incorporated in Proto-2 / final Sakhi design.

 

Future Plans & Timeline

Sept 2017: Concept Eval Complete

 

 

Nov 2017: Protoype 1 built

Sakhī Main Bead, Proto-1 is built in basement.

 

Dec 2017: Design was certified by Arrow Electronics

May 2018: Campaign

Campaign and pitches begin. Embedded Software, App and IoT Cloud server software development in speed.

Sept 2018: Proto-2 FCC

Proto-2b will go for FCC tests and approval.

Nov 2018: Launch limited Qty

Limited qty for Indiegogo backers and testers available.

Jan 2019: Production parts Launch/Sale

Manufacturing planned in Michigan, USA

The Team

Swarg Tech is founded with one motto – to bring heavenly experiences via technology.

We are engineers passionate to create innovative and reliable technological products which improve human life.

Vivek

I am a hands-on electronics engineer who designs high reliability mass produced automotive electronics. By their nature automotive electronic designs have to be very reliable. A fault in cell-phone design will just cause a dropped call, but a fault in automotive design may cause someone’s life. This reliable-design thought process and methodology is required for Safety Tracker because it is not a toy gadget. It is a Smart Safety communication device to be used in an emergency.

Soldering the first Sakhi prototypes in basement added a new feather of prototype assembly in my cap. Assembly of a 0.4mm pitch BGA and some components of the size 0201 were a jump from 0402 size in past.

The RF PCB was self-designed, and worked in first attempt. The 3D CAD model of Sakhi was self-designed and 3D printed. Besides technical design, it took some wandering in bead stores to find right kind of beads. Since bead stores are mostly frequented by artisans, there were some odd looks on this geek type guy asking questions like – “can I get this glass with less metal? “ :) (because too much metal in foiled glass doesn't allow Bluetooth frequencies to pass well).

 

Krishna

Krish has 20+ years of industrial experience with 12+ years of of rich embedded software development experience in automotive, telecom and communication domains. Filed several US patents. Apart from software development he has good experiences in system engineering of safety critical automotive systems.

He was one of the founding members of a start-up company, and gathered excellent experience growing the company from 3 people to 30 over 3 years.

He enjoys developing software for Sakhi utilizing his rich software development expertise in multiple domains, and the newly acquired Machine Learning skills for cloud computing.

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