About this project
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Scarab is a wearable sensor platform that has more sensors than any other personal consumer product. These sensors continuously monitor your environment and communicate local conditions and hidden dangers to your smartphone and the web. With Scarab priced for retail at $199, you can easily protect yourself and your family from unseen health threats, add environmental data to your quantified self and help build a safer community.
The Scarab system includes mobile apps on your smartphone, a web mapping service, such as Google Maps, and a community of users. Scarab is easy to set up and use. Just download the app, attach a Scarab to your bike, purse or backpack, and go!
Scarabs will come in two versions. The benchmark Scarab is circular, tiny and available in matte black and glossy white.
The premium version, Scarab Magic, will be styled as a Scarab amulet etched with the Scarab logo. [Clarification: the $275 and higher reward levels will be filled by this premium "Magic" Scarab form factor unless specified otherwise]
All three versions contain the same set of sensors and have a side opening for easy attachment to backpacks, purses, strollers, belts and many other items.
* Images of Scarab are models. The actual product may look slightly different.
Scarab's Sensors See The World That You Can't
We are surrounded by an invisible topography of potentially dangerous gases, electromagnetic waves and radiation. Because we can't see them, we don't give them much thought. Now, with Scarab, you will be able to see, avoid and share information about dangerous areas with others in the Scarab community.
Scarab currently features 16 on-board sensors:
Scarab + Your Phone = Peace of Mind
A robust processor in the device collates the sensors' impressions and sends them to the Scarab mobile app on your smartphone via Bluetooth LE in order to be analyzed. If any of the sensors detect abnormal readings, the Scarab app will notify you immediately.
The Scarab app will collect your sensor data readings over time and notify you of any dangers from long term buildup of exposure to dangers like UV.
On the app, you'll be able to see where you've traveled on a map and the readings that Scarab recorded. Avoiding potential high danger areas is now super simple.
Build the Community That Protects Us All
Via your smartphone, Scarab will send its real time data to the cloud for further analysis and visualization. Secure and anonymized, your data will mix with the data from all other Scarab users to give the entire community a richer understanding of the invisible hazards on your street, in your city and around the world.
Scarab is for those of us who love data! People who like to make decisions based on data. People who hate white space on the map.
Whether you are a quantified self-er, a lifelogger, a fitness lover, a bike commuter, or a concerned parent, Scarab's 16 sensors will provide you with the data you need better know the world around you.
Though we have come a long way, we definitely still have a ways to go.
- Scarab’s first dev boards are built, and being tested. Rev 1 is on its way!
- Native iOS and Android apps to control the device have been built.
- The cloud analytics platform has been started but is in its infancy.
Your very generous contribution will support:
- Sensor testing
- Scarab enclosure development
- Initial rewards shipment to our Kickstarter backers (stickers and t-shirts)
- Scarab prototype for our Beta Testers
- Final hardware development and testing
- Cloud Analytics platform build
- Production tooling
- Component ordering
- SDK development
Risks and challenges
Hardware is hard!
This is not an easy process. There are a great many pieces to keep track of and steps to accomplish. However, our team is composed of engineers who have successfully delivered hundreds of products to many different and very picky customers during their careers. We also believe we have a manufacturing partner who can easily provide the resources to produce Scarab at scale.
Though there is always the risk of unforeseen challenges when manufacturing physical products, the team is 100% focused on Scarab, and we are resolved to doing everything we can to keep to our delivery schedule.
We are excited to have you on board!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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