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Sep 15 2017 - 12:00am
The Instant Roll Call Wristband
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40Mee uses a combination of bluetooth connected bracelets and a smartphone app to help organizers keep track of individuals in large groups. Doing away with complicated checklists, 40Mee gives an instant roll call with a single tap. (About 40Mee)

Track, Tally, and Lead Trips with Ease

For teachers or tour guides, managing large groups can be a challenging task. Instead of rope chains or holding an umbrella in the air, 40Mee offers a technological alternative. When individuals check in with a group leader, they provide their details and receive the reuseable 40Mee wristband. 40Mee not only keeps track of who is present and absent, but also provides organizers with access to the attendee’s personal information and photos. With the bluetooth-connected wristbands, a group’s movements can be tracked in real time using Google maps to improve the security of members in the event of an emergency.

A Technology Tool for Field Trips

The 40Mee bracelets were developed by a group of technology professionals, including designers and engineers, who observed the challenges of managing large groups on public outings. The waterproof wristbands are functional in the U.S. and E.U. and use a low-energy solution to ensure that the bands are powered for the duration of a trip. Though these bracelets can help keep groups together, currently the range is limited to 40-50 meters. Ensuring individuals (especially little ones) don’t wander off too far would remain a consideration even with the use of these connected devices.

Sales are currently handled through a small list of official distributors in the United States, Israel, Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. The field trip space is one that seems to be continually evolving with the addition of tracking tools, virtual field trips , field trip planning sites like Frip, and other innovations.

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