Bolt

Making running safer and secure

The Problem
On average, 43% of women runners experience harassment and are more likely to be attacked than men.
Brainstroming
At the beginning of my exploration, I collected various objects to make interesting mock-ups. Once I figured out my idea, I brainstormed to develop it further with my classmates.

Matrix
Through research, I found that runners' phone holders didn't have a built-in alarm. I wanted to find a way to combine those two items.
Sketches
I focused on how the phone would attach to the body. Then I explored alarm shapes and how they would activate. 
Testing
Participants tested out the phone holders and liked the handheld attachment.
Refindment 
Once I decided on my hand held alarm, I had to choose my alarm handle. A handle that would be easy to access without accidentally triggering it
Mood Board
Final Design
What's Inside
How it works
App Details
Bolt's Runners Alarm app keeps track of important information and aspects of the device when used. 
How To Put It On
In Use
If attacked, the user can access the alarm handle quickly. Once the alarm is pulled, the LEDs flash, and the alarm sounds, disorientating the attacker; the camera records the attack, and police and loved ones are notified right away.

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