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Startup Creates Invisible Fence To Keep Musicians From Falling Off Stages


After witnessing performers such as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), The Edge (U2), and Corey Taylor (Slipknot) suffer injuries from stage falls, Jeremy Ryerson, CEO of BandWatch, has invented a solution by integrating current invisible dog fence technology into a stylish bracelet form.

“It’s all very simple and extremely effective”, said Ryerson. “You basically set up your perimeter with a few tripod sensors and slip on the bracelet. If you get close to a boundary, the bracelet will give the wearer a mild but repetitive “pinging” shock to alert them of their proximity which should keep a performer away from potential danger. They also come in many different colors and varieties to blend in seamlessly with any musical wardrobe.”

The BandWatch Bracelet is planned for release to the public this Fall, although a few prototypes have been released for testing purposes. The bracelets have been extremely popular with the speed metal genre, who have discovered that they can triple their fret tapping speed by wandering close to a boundary.

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