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$5,366 pledged of $200,000 goal
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By Chris Dingle
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HOW IT WORKS:

The AIKA Smart Insole uses Bluetooth technology. When Bluetooth Classic range is exceeded, you'll receive a notification on your smartphone. The module then immediately looks to re-sync/pair with your smartphone, until a connection is made.

 

 

 

MISSION:

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), up to 700 children get abducted every day in the US.

That's why I invented AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers.*

*Non-provisional utility and design patents pending.

Have you ever had that terrifying feeling at the park, or the amusement park, or the mall, or just out on the town where you lose track of your kids for just a second?

The AIKA Smart Insoles will eliminate that problem.

EASY TO USE:

It's so easy to use, just sync with your smartphone, place the insole inside your toddler's shoe, and when your toddler escapes the 30M perimeter, you'll get a notification on your smartphone.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • The AIKA Smart Insole uses Bluetooth technology.
  • When Bluetooth Classic range is exceeded, you'll receive a notification on your smartphone.
  • The module then immediately looks to re-sync/pair with your smartphone, until a connection is made.

EXPERIENCE:

I've got over 15 years experience in Consumer Electronics, and have partnered directly with a factory with which I have produced and shipped many products for Fortune 500 companies. So, I can can guarantee a quality product that is durable, easy-to-use, and will ship on time.

NEXT STEPS:

We've got a great design, and the next step is tooling for production, and buying quality components.

BACKERS:

If you back this KICKSTARTER, (not that there is a price on safety) you can be one of the first to receive the AIKA Mart Insole for $60.

 

PROJECTED COSTS:

Here's the breakdown of where your valuable backing dollars will go!

 "Keep your loved ones within site with AIKA Smart Insoles"

Risks and challenges

Other solutions for tracking toddlers involve wearables that are expensive, bulky, easy to remove and difficult to use. We need support from generous backers to launch this great product or risk being displaced by competitors.

As the sole inventor of this product, I do not have big company backing or financing. I'll need generous backers to secure quality tooling and components to overcome financial challenges to ensure the type of product needed to save lives. We can't wait, kids are depending on us!

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    TOUCHED OUR HEARTS

    Your kind support will help bring AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers to the world. We'll include your name on the AIKA office's wall of LOVE in sunny Playa Vista (Silicon Beach), California.

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    FLOWER POWER BACKER

    We'll send you an AIKA T-Shirt just like the ones in our promo video. You'll also get updates from our team as we build up to launch. (add $5 for shipping)

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    SUPER 75 ALIVE BACKER

    You'll get a launch pair of AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers, the AIKA T-Shirt, an AIKA Haiku digital booklet, and updates from the team. (add $5 for shipping)

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    PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999

    Get a limited edition pink pair of AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers! You'll also get the AIKA T-Shirt, the AIKA Haiku digital booklet, and updates from the team. (add $5 for shipping)

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    TEAM AIKA BACKER

    Become a member of the TEAM AIKA BACKERS and get your name and picture (if desired) featured on our social media pages. You'll get a pair of AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers with special TEAM AIKA markings, a limited edition TEAM AIKA T-Shirt, the AIKA Haiku digital booklet, and updates from the team. (add $5 for shipping)

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    FASHION FORWARD

    The ultimate AIKA package for the fashionista. Get the limited edition pink AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers, the AIKA T-Shirt, and an AIKA water-resistant case for iPhone 7. (add $5 for shipping, T-Shirt and water-proof case expedited)

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    AIKA CONNECT

    Come on down to the pop-up AIKA office in Playa Vista (Silicon Beach), California! You'll be featured for a 1-on-1, 10 minute interview segment, live on AIKA's social media. You'll also get a pair of AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers.

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    AIKA LEGEND

    Be a leader in the saving lives movement! As an AIKA LEGEND, we'll print your image and name on a gold-foiled insert included in all limited edition AIKA Smart Insoles for Toddlers packages. Share your love, and we'll share the love with others! You'll also receive a limited edition gold pair of AIKA Smart Insoles including your AIKA LEGEND Insert.

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