Starting as an idea in the military, twICEme® is now set for becoming the global symbol of safety information backed by some of the world’s leading brands and innovators. Find out what twICEme® is and how it came about.
Let’s start with a scenario; you come by someone on a construction site and they are hurt and can’t really make themselves understood. The first thing you do is call 911 or other rescue service. The person on the other side of the line picks up and starts asking you questions.
The line is silent as you try to find the information to answer their questions.
Let’s try another one: You are skiing in the piste in Val D’isére and come across a lost child. You speak english. The child speaks French. Who is it? Where are the child’s parents? What are their phone numbers?
The scenarios above are good examples of the difficulty in finding the right safety information at the right time. There is no good way of getting around this issue today. This is the problem that the Swedish company Twiceme Technology has set out to solve.
twICEme is a technology integrated into equipment like ski-, bike- and construction helmets, fall protection harnesses and jackets (and yes, more equipment with a twICEme integration is coming soon). Its aim is to make people safer by providing the right safety information at the right time.
So what info can I access on twICEme? The user, and the user only, always decides how much or how little information to upload on its equipment. It could be important medical information, medical history, phone numbers to loved ones, insurance info, coordinates and more.
So how do I access this safety information? With a tap of a smartphone on the twICEme functional symbol, which indicates an integrated digital device, you’re able to simply access the info in seconds using Near Field Communication (NFC).
The original idea started in the military. The founders of the company are ex-military and first saw the need out in the field on their many missions across the world. During these missions they started to realize that there is no good way to find important information about a person.
That is when they invented twICEme.
twICEme quickly gained much interest across the world among professional rescuers and interest was not limited to the military. Brands within sports equipment saw the potential to really make a difference for people out on their everyday adventures.
Soon afterwards, the construction industry took notice and a few frontrunner brands decided to take lead and brought the technology into construction and heavy industry.
Today, twICEme equipment is available in a bunch of equipment types and more industries are catching on. There is a need for added safety whether at work or on your latest adventure and this is something that is verified by experienced and knowledgeable professional rescuers.
twICEme is developed in consultation with some of the world’s most respected rescue professionals, search and rescue groups, ski patrollers, ambulance nurses etc. The aim of the communication with these professionals is to understand how twICEme can create the most amount of value for the end-users.
The awareness of twICEme has started to increase rapidly among professional rescuers and end-users and the more people that know about it, the better. That means that for every single day, the technology becomes more and more valuable for you as an end user as more people can take action if something was to happen. Network effect when it’s the best!
twICEme is integrated into protective products from some of the world’s strongest and most innovative brands. Today partners like POC, Dainese and Julbo are integrating the technology in the sports segment and brands like Studson and Guardio are disrupting the construction space.
The number of brands are steadily growing as more and more are joining the mission of building a standard symbol for safety. Find out the equipment models with twICEme integrated here.