EMERGE by Tech Wildcatters is a seed accelerator for consumer wearable technology with first responder application. This accelerator was the first of its kind in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Innovative Technology. The inaugural class of startups went through an intensive mentor-driven 12-week program, based in Dallas, Texas. The program culminated in two demo days, one in Dallas and one in San Francisco.

CyberTimez creates innovative products using the latest wearable and Internet of Things technologies to make a real difference in people’s lives. Guided by our motto “Always in the service of others”, we develop products that provide the physically disabled more independence, hearing impaired environmental awareness and better enable blind users to function in a sighted world.

LanguageMAPS has created the 1stMinute mobile app which improves the communications capabilities of First Responders when they’re assisting a foreign language speaker. With millions of non-English speaking visitors and residents in the US, language barriers happen more frequently at the scene of a medical emergency. The app provides translation capability and access to critical information in under 60 seconds.

MindTalk utilizes patent pending bone conduction technology in mouthguards to allow athletes to listen to MP3’s and receive radio communication. We will be applying this technology to first responder equipment to allow firefighters, S.W.A.T. teams, the Coast Guard and others to be able to use a two way communication system in extreme, loud environments where headphones won’t work and outer ear protection is necessary.

Orbii’s HD camera and environmental monitoring sensors give users the ability to monitor their home from any location via smartphone or tablet. First Responders may be able to throw in or drive the ball into an emergency site to gather environmental data and HD videos, all while operating from a safe distance.