A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
MemoKids - A Smart Kid Thermometer
MemoKids is a deep-tech smart kid thermometer, which gives parents peace of mind when taking care of their kids.
MemoKids can help parents to understand their kids better, whether they are feeling comfortable, especially during their sleep. It also alerts you when your kid has woken up, so you can check on them right away. It's designed to bring you peace of mind.
MemoKids is a super easy to use wearable device that only requires 4 steps:
Step 1 – Remove it from the charging dock
Step 2 – Peel off the child-special adhesive
Step 3 – Stick MemoKids on your kid
Step 4 – Connect with smart device and done!
— 使い方 —
— The Device —
MemoKids' design follows the high level of ISO, ASTM and FCC standards, etc. to make sure it is harmless to kids.
Reliable, high-sensitivity body temperature sensor and unique thermal management algorithm can effectively provide accurate kid’s body temperature readings. The accuracy is up to ±0.05°C typical from 20-42°C.
Unlike other rigid kids wearable devices, MemoKids is a real soft electronics that provide the most comfortable wearable experience for kids.
MemoKids is small, thin, light and attractive. You can put it in a wallet or a makeup bag. Perfect for on-the-go!
Wireless and Continuous Monitoring
MemoKids records kid’s body temperature every few seconds. Measurements are wirelessly transmitted to a smart device.
Efficient Energy Use
More than 24-hours battery life on a single charge.
Simply place MemoKids on the charging dock for wireless charging, each charge allows up to 24 hours of operation.
All materials that are used to make MemoKids are safe. The package is made with food-grade silicone while the adhesive layer is specially designed for children and has passed dermatology test.
— What now? —
We’ve been perfecting MemoKids for a year, and tested with different families. From their positive responses, we know how MemoKids can help these families. We believe now it’s the time to bring MemoKids to the world.
Please support us to bring MemoKids to every baby’s home. Your support is essential to us.
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— Reward Tiers —
Good news! Back us now to enjoy FREE SHIPPING with TRACKING NUMBER only for our Kickstarter backers!
— Stretch Goal Rewards —
If we reach the following stretch goals, we will unlock the corresponding goal rewards for all MemoKids backers.
— Expert-Endorsed —
— User Reviews —
— From Concept to Reality —
In the beginning, our very first prototype was just a piece of printed circuit board with temperature sensor. After several rounds of edition, it went from rigid to flexible wearable device.
After optimizing the algorithm of sensor and program, design and packaging were our next tasks. We tried different materials, like textile and leather. Silicone was our last and the most suitable choice for our product. It's soft, flexible and safe.
MemoKids is a masterpiece of technology and healthcare. We believe this is a breakthrough that will make the life of parents easier.
— Prototype Functionality Demo —
Demonstrating a functional prototype and benchmarking with a thermocouple
Functional MemoKids prototype demonstration
— Timeline —
— The Backstory —
“It all started when my niece came to this world. In between all the joy that she brought to my family, I also notice that my sister is always on her edge. Being a first time mom, she is always worried about her baby. Whether she is hungry... If she is being dressed warm enough… or if she practiced some Kung Fu in her dream and kicked the blanky off her bed again.
Then I started to think how I can help my sister, and millions of parents out there in some small ways. My team and I realized that most of their worries are related to kid's body temperature, which is a very basic vital indicator. Therefore, we developed this safe and easy-to-use MemoKids patch. “ --- Dr. Bob Chen, Founder & CEO
— The Team —
We are a team of engineers and scientists specialize in medicine, materials and electronics. We understand that taking care of your kids require a lot of attention and we would like to make this job a little easier. We have experience in product development and manufacturing process, and we are confident to deliver high quality products for all parents and their children.
— Keep in Touch —
— Disclaimers —
International backers: We will ship MemoKids worldwide, with the exception of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. Please note that you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.
Disclaimers notifications: MemoKids is intended as a monitoring tool. It is not and cannot replace any medical devices. You should not rely on MemoKids for any medical purposes. MemoKids must be connected to a smart device via Bluetooth in order to receive notifications and perform other functions. The app does provide alerts in case of disconnection between MemoKids and smart device.
The final products and app may be slightly different from the pictures shown here. All pictures are for references only.
All actors and actresses in MemoKids video are not our product endorsers.
Risks and challenges
We are currently working hard on fine-tuning algorithm, consolidating production plans and coordinating 3rd party vendors, e.g. international logistics. Like every hardware product, there is a risk involved with manufacturing process. The good thing is that we are conveniently located in Hong Kong with excellent logistic service and also close to the manufacturing hub in China. We have worked with our reliable manufacturing partners for a few years. We can quickly communicate with and go to the factories in case of any problems. We will try everything possible to minimize risks and challenges to MemoKids Kickstarter backers. We believe we are well-prepared to tackle this challenge.