Alert Phone Lets Your Loved Ones Warn You When They've Wandered Off

This tiny phone from ZTE/Softbank serves two purposes. When you press the button, it sends a message to a select group of family and friends informing them where you are. When you pull the ripcord, it sends out an alert. For something so simple, it looks like it could save a lot of lives.

The little phone will be sold in Japan first. With an increasingly aging population, the country is running out of nurses for all the old folks let along people to pay attention to them. This device seems to solve a few simple problems quite elegantly.

No pricing or availability yet.

via dvice via Nikkei