invisaWear Smart Jewelry: Providing Peace of Mind
invisaWear is a start-up that used Internet of Things (IoT) technology to create a fashionable, single-purpose wearable for young females to provide them with peace of mind when faced with a dangerous situation. The smart product consisted of a charm attached to either a bracelet, necklace, or key chain which, when pressed, sent an SOS to the user's family, friends, and optionally, the police. The case study illustrates the entrepreneurial steps of identifying an opportunity, assembling a team, gathering resources, and then thinking big but starting small. In describing the invisaWear line of smart jewelry, the case provides a primer on IoT and it highlights the steps required to build smart, connected products.