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$20,891
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 2 2015
Last updated October 2, 2015

Kaia - Breathe better. (Canceled)

The air sensor that works beautifully. Kaia will change the way you see the air in your home. Sleep better. Work better. Live better.

Kaia - Breathe better. (Canceled)

The air sensor that works beautifully. Kaia will change the way you see the air in your home. Sleep better. Work better. Live better.

$20,891
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
158
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 2 2015
Last updated October 2, 2015

About

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Meet Kaia. Take Control of Your Air.

We built Kaia, a wifi-connected air quality sensor that tracks the air you’re breathing. With the help of powerful analytics, specific suggestions and automated solutions, Kaia can improve your Air Quality of Life.

What People Are Saying

"Asthma or allergies have you congested? This Kickstarter project might be for you."
"Asthma or allergies have you congested? This Kickstarter project might be for you."
"You guys are the cleanest nerds I’ve ever seen."
"You guys are the cleanest nerds I’ve ever seen."
                    

Air Quality is Five Times Worse Indoors

Indoor air quality is on average five times worse than the air outside. We acclimate to a lower quality of life from breathing in microscopic particles that cause respiratory issues and enter the bloodstream through the lungs. Once in the bloodstream, harmful particles can make it to the brain and nervous system, causing inflammation, stunted development, and a shorter life.

The quality of the air we breathe directly impacts our sleep, focus, energy levels, and respiratory system, yet symptoms build up so gradually that we become used to living with the invisible particles in our air - pollutants that make us sick.

Waking up congested or with a sore throat every morning shouldn't be the norm.

Kaia is an air sensor that is unapologetically visible. It can show changes in air quality across the room as well as act as a striking conversation piece.

Kaia Learns Senses Advises Acts

Ongoing data collection matched up to live local and global air quality information allows Kaia to provide remarkably relevant remediations, detect and present trends, and link with the smart devices in your home, all with the goal of improving your quality of life.

A Beautiful Powerful Message

Kaia tracks indoor and outdoor air quality and changes color to display the quality of air you are breathing. The Kaia app will show you exactly how much you can't see. Kaia tracks invisible allergens, irritants, and air pollutants (microscopic particles <2.5 microns in diameter). 

Kaia automatically analyzes the air in your home and makes the invisible, visible. Through real-time and historical analytics, Kaia can provide you with personal and practical solutions that improve your indoor environment.

Dynamic Data. Relevant Recommendations.

Kaia works with iPhone or Android devices.
Kaia works with iPhone or Android devices.
  • Poor air quality alerts for particle count and mold risk
  • Personalized immediate and actionable recommendations
  • Daily outdoor air quality forecasts for pollen, dust, and mold
  • Your home's indoor air trends and goals
  • Long term fixes and tips
  • Product reviews to buy smarter 
  • Insightful air quality news and data around the world

Brains Are Beautiful Too.

Kaia's Air Analytics Engine takes 3 factors into account to crunch through its algorithms.

  • Indoor air quality using its onboard sensors
  • Outdoor air quality using public data
  • Your profile

The data Kaia generates is easily exportable in its raw format. We hope to provide not only a platform with built in intelligent solutions, but a readily available powerful sensor for the Quantified Self community to create things we haven't even imagined yet.

Other Features

Kaia pairs naturally with IFTTT recipes. When changes in air quality happen, the connected devices in your home can take care of them. Setup is easy.

Select The Kaia That Fits You.

Available in two classic colors: Onyx Black and Polaris White.
Available in two classic colors: Onyx Black and Polaris White.
Snazzy Kaia t-shirts and deep-v shirts
Snazzy Kaia t-shirts and deep-v shirts

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Air Quality Matters. Please Support Us.

We created Kaia to improve quality of life. Our desire was to create a beautiful tool that can be used to understand air quality and help fix it. We are fascinated by driving awareness of your personal and local air and air around the globe. Additionally, we are committed to partnering with manufacturers that engage in fair labor practices and a product that is as sustainable as possible.

With your pledges, we will be able to take Kaia into the production phase.

How We Got Here

Kaia's subtle color and pattern changes when lit and make it a unique work of art in its own right. We've spent thousands of hours developing an enclosure unlike anything we've ever seen before. Here is some insight into our process.

Where We Are Now

Kaia has been in the works for 3 years now – and we’re almost done. We have working hardware, a working Analytics Engine, and a beautiful enclosure. We are currently running series of tests with alpha users to make sure we have the experience of Kaia just right, and will be continuing to refine development throughout the year.

The Makefuturestuff Team

We are a team of professional front and back end developers, electrical engineers, and user experience designers with multiple advanced degrees and decades of experience across industries, including development for Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about us here.

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Risks and challenges

Does Air Quality Matter?

One of our biggest risks is whether an air quality product will sell. No one has truly cracked the market quite yet. Kickstarter is the best platform to test whether we have the secret sauce in our mission and vision in this space. What we do know is: the sheer volume of studies on the effects of air quality on health, both mental and physical, are staggering. We've collected a selection of research that very clearly demonstrates the severity of the problem, even in clean cities across the world. Currently, we have 10 alpha units in operation that provide us with concrete feedback from our alpha users. We have been iterating to constantly improve and perfect the app.

With no moving parts, the complexity of the main hardware engineering, manufacturing, and assembly is relatively low, despite the unique swirl design. We have team members who have managed the manufacture, design, and testing from smartphones to sporting goods so we are confident in our engineering knowledge, connections, and experience. We have identified manufacturers within the US that we are targeting for our minimum order quantities of 1000 units - hence our high funding goal. We want to deliver a successful Kickstarter and delight our backers and the world.

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    T-SHIRT, APP EARLY ACCESS AND THANK YOU
    One Kaia T-shirt, access to our Air Analytics app, access to our backer updates, and our undying thanks for supporting the project.

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    EARLY BACKER KAIA - KICKSTARTER EDITION
    Thank you for your early support! One beautiful Kaia hardware unit in Polaris White or Onyx Black at a special early backer price. Includes the app, a lifetime subscription to our Air Analytics engine, and US Shipping. Add $5 for international orders.

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    KAIA - KICKSTARTER EDITION
    One beautiful Kaia hardware unit in Polaris White or Onyx Black, Includes the app, a lifetime subscription to our Air Analytics engine, and US Shipping.

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    TWO KAIA PACKAGE
    Two Kaias - gift one, or use both in your home. They work together! Includes the app, a lifetime subscription to our Air Analytics engine, and US Shipping. Add $5 for international orders.

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    ONE KAIA + STARTUP Q/A SESSIONS
    Sit down with our team once a month over Skype in an intimate group setting and ask us questions about what it's like designing, building, and producing a piece of hardware as a startup. Great for any aspiring entrepreneurs!

    And of course, your own Kaia - includes the app and a lifetime subscription to our Air Analytics engine.

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    TEN KAIA PACKAGE
    Ten Kaias - Track every single space in your house, improve the health of a bunch of your friends, or build a tower of Kaias. Includes the app, lifetime subscriptions to our Air Analytics engine, and US Shipping.

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    CUSTOM KAIA + SEATTLE VISIT + Q/A SESSIONS
    Come visit our offices in Seattle and design your own custom Kaia with our designer. This two day visit includes meetings with the team, some of the best food Seattle has to offer, and access to the monthly Q/A sessions.

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