Congratulations to our Winner!
Anu and Naveen Jain are proud to announce Leaf Wearables as the grand prize winner of the $1M Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE.
The competition challenged global innovators to develop an affordable, pragmatic device that provides users with the ability to rapidly respond to threats. A diverse range of 85 registered teams from 18 countries including, United States, India, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, Germany, China and United Arab Emirates, heeded the call. Among all competing teams were app developers, technology researchers, top-tier academic institutions and startups working toward safety for women worldwide.
The five finalist solutions were tested to see how the devices might fare across a variety of environments including high rise office buildings, in public transit, and at home. Devices ranged from smart jewelry that can trigger emergency alerts to other wearables that detect physical gestures and speech recognition for emergency triggers. Most importantly, the solutions from the finalist teams work in areas with little to no cell connection.
These are the four additional teams who advanced to the finals of the $1 million Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE. These Finalist Teams developed a diverse range of unique solutions to meet the rigorous competition requirements — from smart jewelry devices to systems that track the biometrics of the user to autonomously trigger emergency alerts.