SwArmwear was made up in The Internet of Things Heckaton – duration: one day (and we won!)

SwArmwear monitors personal data such as heartrate, pulse and body temperature. In case of a medical emergency, our wearable sends out a signal to emergency services and nearby nodes in the proximity.

In case of a larger disaster, such as a terrorist attack, nearby nodes can employ environmental data by detecting a sudden disruption to the swarm itself.

Emergency services can monitor these signals and when in the vicinity activate a pathfinder protocol (SoftWare Assisted Response Management) to quickly find where exactly they need to be, in even the largest of crowds.

SwArmwear is an open source project for crowd activities and expressing personal flair. Example applications:

Show support for your favorite team colors during sporting events
• Designate roles in workspaces
• Indicate results and rank/status in games, such as a pub-quiz or “living Stratego”.
• Massive crowd light-shows during concerts and festivals

SwArmwear is designed to be as neutral as possible: it blends in with your existing style and clothing.

– Made in collaboration with Mart Smallegange, Rob Kaper, Wessel Meijer.