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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
Kiddo is a wearable smart band for kids that monitors your child’s health, activity, and sleep levels and sends you daily insights via the companion app.
We firmly believe that we should let kids be kids and explore, learn and have fun - even in the age of televisions, gaming consoles and tablets.
We also understand that parents can't be with their kids at all times (and that it's also important to let them roam and explore the world), so as parents, we can't help but worry about the little ones - are they feeling ok, sleeping well, eating well and getting enough exercise? What about when they are away from home, at school or with a babysitter?
In our view, technology should provide additional value where it wasn't possible before. Therefore the Kiddo provides data and insights to back up a parent's instinct - giving you peace of mind that everything is ok and the knowledge that you’ll be alerted if it’s not.
Kiddo is worn on your child’s wrist, measuring their vital bio signs, learning what is normal for them and detecting unusual patterns. Unlike other products on the market, the Kiddo is fun and empowering for kids and parents alike.
Daily Health Insights
Whether you are with your child or not, you can view their health status, activity, stress levels and sleep quality daily. Kiddo’s revolutionary 4-in-1 sensor technology measures skin temperature, heart rate, perspiration and activity levels. Combined with Kiddo’s groundbreaking algorithms, you’ll have more insight into your child’s overall health and wellness development.
Everyday Fun and Play
Give your child the power to personalize their Kiddo with interchangeable covers, from superhero to sea animal to dinosaur and beyond. Gesture driven games encourage active behaviour, enabling children to sing karaoke, play rock, paper, scissors, control the inbuilt LED's and ‘play’ different instruments on Rockband. Your child will want to play with the Kiddo all day long.
Better Lifestyle Habits
Learn sooner if your child isn’t drinking enough, or could be eating more healthy food. Set goals related to healthy habits you want to encourage e.g. brushing teeth regularly. Your child receives actual reward points when they achieve these goals and can win free prizes!
Make Parenting Social
Invite your support network to help out. Grant a grandparent, nanny, aunt or teacher special access to the Kiddo so that they can act if you can’t. The Kiddo app also provides customized content to keep you abreast of parenting tips, new health research and family oriented social content.
We have received tons of support from our community of parents across the US. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their feedback, comments and encouragements.
"If you want to be up to date with the everyday health of your kid, it’s a great idea to purchase the Kiddo.” Tom, San Francisco
"It’s a lot to keep track of 4 kids at the same time while making sure they are all happy and stress free. Kiddo is perfect for them.” Dianne, Boston
"Amazing wearable tech for kids. I am always concerned about my child’s well-being -which mother isn’t? It is brilliant.” Hilary, San Francisco
“Just neat. Adults have a Fitbit. This has a lot more, and it's for kids. Can measure stress.” Kerry, Texas
“I like the dashboard screen. Nutrition. Other vitals. Heart rate. I can check at work when she is at school.” Kristin, California
“Neat. To be able to measure what is going on when away. When kids are away you’re always wondering how they are doing. For my peace of mind.” Julia, California
The Kiddo uses advanced technology to deliver health and wellness insights. Our revolutionary 4-in-1 sensor technology developed in partnership with leading semiconductor companies measures vital bio-signs such as skin temperature, heart rate, skin perspiration and motion. The sensor’s compact size helps us keep the Kiddo small and comfortable. All materials have been rigorously tested and are non-allergenic, safe and do not emit harmful radiation.
Design & Connectivity:
The Kiddo app is simple to set up and simple to use – as easy as A,B,C
A: Create an account
Sign up using Google or Facebook.
Add your child’s details (such as name, age, height, weight) and select a photo.
Turn on Bluetooth and sync the Kiddo with your smartphone.
B: Track your child’s health status daily
Review your child's health, activity and sleep metrics at your convenience.
Select healthy goals for your child to achieve.
Receive alerts if anything is wrong.
C: Input diet and receive suggestions daily
Input foods your child ate at the end of the day.
Receive simple suggestions based on your child’s status during the day.
Charge your Kiddo when needed.
This video demos the main sections of the Kiddo app.
Kiddo is ideal for kids aged 3 to 8 years old. It is designed to keep healthy kids active, and to help those who might have some issuers. The Kiddo is not a medical device or meant to replace a doctor’s diagnosis. However it can be used to help kids with special needs (AD/HD, Diabetes, Obesity, or executive functioning issues). Kiddo can be used by parents in tandem with pediatricians and teachers to provide a reliable tool for ongoing health management.
We are creating a Kiddo for every child. We have multiple themes to choose from – dinosaurs, sea animals, monsters and super hero animals. Your child can have a blast by matching their outfit with a different Kiddo theme everyday. Each Kiddo comes with the main unit and two top covers from a theme.
In today’s world, children live in a connected ecosystem and a fast changing environment. Kids are being overexposed to distractions (TV, tablets, video games) and getting burdened by loads of activities besides school. On the other hand, as parents, we are working harder and longer and it is becoming hard to connect. Consequently, spending quality time with our children is becoming harder and it increasingly requires a lot of energy to really understand what is going on with them.
Just within the last generation, health metrics in children as a consequence have worsened. In the US alone, close to 72% of children do not even get 20 mins of rigorous activity per day (according to National Survey statistics). Obesity among children has crossed 30% (according to the Center of Disease Control). Close to 70% of children show negative behaviors of stress.
Research conducted by renowned organizations such as the WHO, Stanford and others has proven than health, wellbeing and lifestyle management during early and middle childhood can reduce the chances of critical illnesses (such as obesity, blood pressure, cardiac conditions, etc.) during adulthood.
Imagine a world where every child can achieve their full potential without any hindrance. Kiddo is just trying to help create that world for our children.
We designed the Kiddo keeping kids in mind – it had to be fun, it had to be robust (we knew kids will try to break it) and it had to be safe. We went through multiple rounds of prototyping before we finalized the Kiddo design. Every good product also needs robust testing and validation. So, we put the Kiddo through multiple rounds of testing and validation over the last 12 months. We have received feedback from over 2200+ parents across the US on the Kiddo functionality, features and UI/UX.
Our algorithms have been developed using data for over 600 kids across ethnicities and age groups. We have partnered with the Children’s Health Program at University of California Davis to run continuous validation studies. We are currently running a study with over 200 children where the algorithms, sensors and gamification features are being tested under realistic conditions (e.g. children playing and performing various tasks indoor and outdoor). The study has obtained approval from the UC Davis Institutional Review Board. We shall continue to conduct further validation studies all throughout 2017 with UC Davis and other premier institutes such as University of California San Francisco and John Hopkins focused on children's health in the US.
We are a team of passionate parents with backgrounds in engineering, business, marketing, wearables, consumer electronics, child development and product design.
Kiddo Paediatric Board Members
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Back us to bring the world’s first health and wellness tracker for children to parents around the world. Everything is in place. All that we are missing right now is your help. If you want to enjoy real time health and wellness insights, please back us. Help us meet our goal so that we can start manufacturing the Kiddo, and let parents around the world stay connected to their child’s wellbeing.
Back us and pre-order the Kiddo now.
We can’t wait to get Kiddo in your hands!
Thank you again for your support, The Kiddo team.
Risks and challenges
Our number one priority is to fulfill our promise to you, our backers!
We now have our functional prototypes developed and tested, and are preparing to enter the mass manufacturing stage.
Taking a product from prototype to mass production of the final product is a complex and challenging process. For this treason we are partnering with a tier one manufacturing partner that has manufactured products for many of the world’s most well know brands. Possible delays may still occur due to sourcing parts, adhering to regulations (FCC, CE), and shipping and logistics issues.
We will keep you informed on a regular basis and, should an unexpected issue arise, we will work tirelessly to ensure it has a minimal impact on a speedy delivery of your Kiddo.