Zeb HealyHome School New Zealand
GoBuddy is an off-grid personal safety device designed for solo adventuring. It uses long-range LoRa technology to send alerts.
What inspired you to create your project?
I love mountain biking, but most mountain biking is done in areas with no mobile coverage which means you must always have a buddy with you. Buddies aren’t always available, so I created something that could be used in place of a buddy so that if people wanted to go mountain biking on their own, they could.
Are you the first tech inventor in your family?
No, my dad was in IT and my uncle builds devices for machines- so it runs in the family.
Who influences your tech/innovation?
Mainly my dad, friends and family.