The V.ALRT Personal Alert Device is a small wearable device about the size of a poker chip, that works with a smartphone to make urgent calls and send out texts and location at the press of a button, summoning help when needed – even if one’s phone is out of reach. Uses cases include seniors who need medical attention, students who encounter dangerous situations on campus, or athletes who get hurt. Using Bluetooth technology, the V.ALRT transmits its location along with a personalized text message to up to three pre-selected contacts. The V.ALRT has a fall detection feature that will send an alert if it detects a sudden fall that may have left the user incapable of pressing the alert button. Waterproof, the V.ALRT works in the shower and while exercising. No need to recharge as it provides up to a year of use before needing to replace the battery.