GYUONGGI-DO, South Korea, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ufirst (CEO Fedora Lee) released the world's first environmental awareness device, 'NUGUNA Neckband', on June 22, 2017, on Kickstarter. In just three days, 'NUGUNA Neckband' has exceeded its funding goal of 30,000 USD.
Designed for people with hearing loss, 'NUGUNA Neckband' is a device worn around the neck. When a high-pitched sound occurs around the wearer, the device alerts them to the sound's direction.
Ufirst's CEO, Fedora Lee explained that 'NUGUNA Neckband' was made to make the world a better place through using technology. "With NUGUNA, anyone can do what everyone can," he added. In addition he said, "Only 3 days after launching on Kickstarter in June 2017 our funding goals were achieved."
Ergonomically designed and light weight, 'NUGUNA Neckband' sits comfortably around the neck even when worn for long periods of time. This makes it attractive even to people who do not use a hearing aid yet want to remain alert by the device's sound detection and vibration signals.
'NUGUNA Neckband' is offered in two models. The first, 'NUGUNA Neckband OFF (NNF-001)' is able to detect high pitched sounds and to alert the wearer to their directions. The second, 'NUGUNA Neckband ON (NNO-001)' is accompanied by a mobile application which allows the user to easily change it vibration configurations, receive alerts of phone calls, social media notifications, and even set an alarm clock using the device's vibrations. 'NUGUNA Neckband On (NNO-001)' can also be used independently to detect sounds even if the application is not switched on or when connection is lost.
A unique optional feature of the 'NUGUNA Neckband ON (NNO-001)' is the ability to receive natural disaster alerts (earthquakes, tornadoes and more) based on information provided by the USGS (United States Geological Survey).
Running its Kickstarter campaign until the 6th of August, Ufirst offers the offline model for at 128 USD, which represents a 35% discount from retail price. The online model is offered for 158 USD, which represents a 36% discount of the 248 USD retail price.
Overview of Ufirst Co., Ltd.
Ufirst Co., Ltd. was established in 2015 and is a startup company specializing in developing hybrid wearable devices. It plans on pursuing a global business agenda and has received recognition as well as various prized as listed below.
April 2017, Designated as a promising company for design innovation (Korea)
December 2016, Seoul International Invention Fair - Gold Medal (Korea)
September 2016, SVCA (Social Venture Competition Asia) - Grand Prize (regional round of the GSVC, United States)
August 2016, Selected as HIT 500 (Korea)
June 2016, INPEX 2016, International Invention Exhibition - Grand Prize (United States)
June 2016, IoT Innovation Award - Grand Prize (Korea)
March 2016, BIO Start-up Idea Competition - Grand Prize (Korea)
December 2015, K-Global Start-Up Competition - Excellence Prize (Korea)
Ufirst Co., Ltd
Global Manager, Jonathan Barkai
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