By Erika Owen
August 11, 2016
Credit: Courtesy of Nimb

While most travelers don't encounter problems, there are—unfortunately—many thing that can go wrong when you're in an unfamiliar place.

For those unfortunate situations, there's a smart ring that wants to make the world a little safer by making it easier to call for help.

NIMB, a piece of jewelry that recently raised more than $250,000 on Indiegogo, makes it possible to call the police and alert your emergency contacts when you're in trouble with the push of a button.

Credit: Courtesy of Nimb

Here's how it works:

After pressing the button on the ring, which is located on the backside of the ring within thumb reach, and holding for three seconds, a message with your location and profile information is sent to your “safety circle.” That includes emergency services, friends, and family as listed by you.

If the situation calls for it, you can make a phone call to emergency services after placing the ring message, as well. The ring will also keep track of your location in real-time, and will provide updates to your safety circles. You can choose who is included in your safety ring: your parents, husband/wife, only the emergency services.

Credit: Courtesy of Nimb

Anyone who backed the ring on Indiegogo can expect to see theirs in the mail in March 2017, according to the Indiegogo page.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.