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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 15 2016
$20,552
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
95
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 15 2016

About

 

Bluetooth Technology Defense for Food Allergy Kids

Allergy parents all know the feeling.

Fear. Anxiety. Jitters.

It’s the feeling we get when we let our children out of the house to go on a playdate, to a party, or even to school or camp. We’ve created an allergy-safe environment at home, but who knows what can happen when they’re on their own?

We were determined to find a way to arm our kids with constant, proactive protection to help them avoid allergic reactions wherever they may be.

Introducing AllerGuarder - the first and only Bluetooth wristband that sends constant alerts to app-users nearby about your child’s food allergies. Utilizing an ultra-low frequency Bluetooth transmitter, AllerGuarder is like a protective beacon that reminds others to be vigilant and careful about the food your child eats and is exposed to.

The AllerGuarder Solution: Vigilance and Awareness

The AllerGuarder wristband is simple yet ingenious.

Using your smartphone (Android or iOS), you input your child's allergies and how they are triggered – airborne, ingestion, or contact. By granting your trusted friends special access they can identify your child and view contact and emergency information.

Once it is set, urge all those who may come in contact with your child to download the alert app. It is completely free, and very simple to use. After their smartphone is equipped with the app, it will automatically receive an alert when your child is nearby, reminding them to stay vigilant and aware.

Effective Defense...

Your friends and family want to help keep your child safe. They certainly do not want to inadvertently cause a severe allergic reaction. That is why they will gladly arm themselves with the free AllerGuarder app. 

All you have to do is ask!

The key to success begins with urging friends and family to download the app, and we will help you! We have included pre-programmed messages that you can send to contacts explaining the product and encouraging them to get the app. Each person that has the free app on their phone adds another layer of protection for your child.

AllerGuarder creates a virtual safe zone around your child. The Bluetooth transmitter will broadcast an alert to all AllerGuarder app-enabled smartphones within about a 50 foot radius. People in the Safe Zone will be alerted and reminded of your child's presence and allergies when he or she is nearby.

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She's AllerGuarded at lunchtime... and all the time!
She's AllerGuarded at lunchtime... and all the time!



AllerGuarder is safe, secure, and private

Your child’s identity is protected from strangers. Only those you choose as Trusted Friends get to see detailed personal or medical information. Everyone else receives a simple anonymous alert telling them that a food allergy sufferer is in their vicinity. Name or personal information is NEVER accessible by strangers using the app.

While no device can claim complete protection, AllerGuarder provides a strong layer of defense in the daily situations where your child is most vulnerable. Remember, most of the food that your child eats comes from people that you know, like neighbors, relatives, and friends. As soon as they’ve got the app on their smartphones, you’ve created a safety bubble that will follow your child through most of his or her daily routine.

As food allergy parents continue to purchase AllerGuarder wristbands and the AllerGuarder story spreads, more and more circles of friends and families and other concerned people will download the free app—and we’ll get closer to our goal of a global layer of protection with millions of users around the world!

She's AllerGuarded at the ice cream shop!
She's AllerGuarded at the ice cream shop!
It's a perfect fit!
It's a perfect fit!

Your Child Will Love AllerGuarder

 The AllerGuarder wristband was designed with comfort and style in mind. Available in 5 colors, the band is made of hypo-allergenic silicone and can be worn 24/7. Its material is conveniently designed to be washed with warm water. Discreetly hidden inside is a ultra low-frequency Bluetooth transmitter and battery with an amazing six month lifespan. Just switch the battery when you replace your smoke detector batteries every six months! The compartment opens easily with a standard screwdriver and the battery is a standard watch battery that can be found in most convenience stores.

We created AllerGuarder because food allergy kids are always at risk.

It all started with a text message from our children’s pediatrician.

Two of our beautiful kids have peanut and tree nut allergies, and we had recently brought them in to be retested. A substantial amount of time had passed since their last tests and we were hopeful that these results would show some promise.

That text from the pediatrician was a rude awakening. Their allergies had gotten worse.

Understanding that we were now in the battle for the long haul, we immediately changed our focus to prevention. Our passion became protecting our kids from contact with the foods that they are allergic to, wherever they may be. 

We created AllerGuarder for our kids
We created AllerGuarder for our kids

What keeps us up at night?  Just like other allergy parents, we know our kids would never knowingly eat a peanut. But we also know that too many people do not understand food allergies and do not appreciate that even the smallest amount of an allergen might cause disastrous results. 

The chocolate with hazelnuts at a relative’s house, the birthday cake with traces of almonds at a birthday party, the peanut butter cookies at a friend’s house—these things petrify us! In fact, our daughter recently had an allergic reaction at a playdate when she was accidentally given peanut butter cookies.

AllerGuarder was born out of necessity

For food allergy kids to be safe we need to prevent allergic reactions by raising the awareness of those around them. There is no effective allergy warning system on the market…so we invented it.

We are just like you...

We are a caring and dedicated team of moms, dads, and technologists who are deeply affected by today’s food allergy problem. We either have food allergies ourselves, have kids with food allergies, or have relatives and close friends with food allergies.

We created AllerGuarder.

                                                                          

For more information...

Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!

General inquiries: info@allerguarder.com
Media and Press inquiries (press kit, etc.): media@allerguarder.com
Retail and distribution inquiries: retail@allerguarder.com
Partnerships and business development inquiries: partnership@allerguarder.com

Risks and challenges

We have assembled an amazing team of engineers, designers, manufacturers, and software coders to make AllerGuarder a reality. The project has moved at a remarkable pace and everything is in place for July 2016 delivery of the first wristbands.

As with all products of this nature, unforeseen obstacles may arise in the actual production or shipping of the wristbands, but we’ve carefully selected reliable and talented people to get the job done.

Currently, the app is almost complete, and manufacturing, operations, and logistics plans are in place. In the unlikely event of delays we will work tenaciously to deliver the product in a timely fashion.

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    On behalf of food allergy parents everywhere, THANK YOU!

    We are so grateful for your help in making the world a safer place for our children. We'll keep in touch to let you know how our project is progressing.

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    Plus, we’ll send you AllerGuarder's exclusive “Food Allergies are Real” bumper magnet to help spread awareness around the country and effect real change.

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    Early Bird 2-Pack + AllerCharms:

    First 400 backers get two wristbands from our first production batch. Choose different colors for any occasion – red, blue, pink, green or black. You'll also get 2 sets of handy AllerCharms for visual allergy identification.

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    Plus, we’ll send you AllerGuarder's exclusive “Food Allergies are Real” bumper magnet to help spread awareness around the country and effect real change.

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    Be a pioneer in the movement!

    Plus, we’ll send you AllerGuarder's exclusive “Food Allergies are Real” bumper magnet to help spread awareness around the country and effect real change.

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    Exclusive webinar workshop with Dr. Alissa L. Hersh, MD, one of NY’s leading Allergists and Immunologists.

    Plus, get three wristbands from our first production batch. You choose different colors for any occasion – red, blue, pink, green or black. You'll also get 3 sets of handy AllerCharms for visual allergy identification.

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