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Barkid - The smart bracelet

Never lose your child with enjoyable bracelet that does not require recharging or a cellular SIM

Barkid - The smart bracelet

Never lose your child with enjoyable bracelet that does not require recharging or a cellular SIM

$8,131
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 25 2015 5:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

Barkid is a smart and innovative system consisting of an application available on the app stores and a smart and trendy bracelet specially designed for children, which interfaces with the application. Therefore, Barkid allows you to use some very cool features in order to enhance the safety of your child. What’s so special about Barkid? You are about to find out!

Barkid works in such a way that the bracelet does not require any GPS or SIM chips, because the safety of our children is the most important thing to us.

Barkin is designed for two main situations - when your child is near you and when he is in the kindergarten.

When your child is near you, the app alerts you when your child leaves your area (up to a radius of 30~ meters). This means you can’t lose him wherever you both are.  Barkid prevents dangerous situations like forgetting the child in the car.

If the child is lost or you forgot him somewhere, the app will alarm you. If your child is lost, you will be able to send a request to other people who use  the Barkid app to search for your child in their environment.

When your child is in the kindergarten (if the Barkid service is installed there), you can know when your child enters and leaves the kindergarten and get the option to report directly to the teacher when you plan for your child to be absent.

In addition, you can get reminders to prevent your child from being left at kindergarten and to call to the teacher in a single tap of a button. But, that’s not all – we designed an app especially for the teacher, so they have the ability to view information on which children are in kindergarten and which aren’t. The app also has a special “Panic” button for emergency situations.

As a bonus, your child can play educational games on the Barkid website featuring the characters that appear on the bracelet -  great for developing their cognitive skills.

Barkid is a very different child monitoring system than other available solutions nowadays, simply because of the fact that it does not use GPS or SIM chips but only Bluetooth v4 (via Apple's iBeacon technology) – which means that the amount of radiation is very low, almost nonexistent. Because of that fact, the Barkid bracelet is very safe and convenient for children, specially designed for their little arms.

Have you ever lost or nearly lost your child? Did it happen when you were trying on new clothes at the mall? Or maybe when you were with your child at the playground? Or overseas? Have you ever nearly forgotten your child in the car?

Unfortunately, these things happen to thousands of people every year, all over the world – the same people who said “this could never happen to me."  In most cases it ends with the parents and children being frightened, but in other cases...

Lets take a step back, to more frequent situations. Please watch the next social experiment made by Joey and prepare to be very surprised:

Now, you can rest assured that this will never happen to you!

Barkid bracelets were designed for children, with children. Each cartoon character was drawn dozens of times by our own graphic designer until it was perfect and approved by kids of all ages.

We have created several prototypes of the bracelets to ensure maximum comfort for the child with clean and luxurious design. After many months of hard work, we finally achieved our goal.

We did a survey of hundreds of children and showed them a variety of different bracelets available today. Can you guess which bracelet most of them chose?

 At first, our bracelets were based on RFID technology, mainly because it was safe and simple to implement. After we did a few tests, we found out that the technology was not flexible enough and did not work as expected.

Obviously, we did not compromise and we started looking for better technology. Just before we gave up, we found what we were looking for - iBeacon.

Apple's iBeacon technology is a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iBeacon enabled devices. This technlogy allows the bracelets to be effective, cost-efficient and safer than ever for the children and considerably cheaper than other competitive bracelets on on the market for you, the parents.

Through our long-lasting development of the system (over a year), we analyzed the parents' and childrens' reviews and they were outstanding! The parents felt peace of mind and the children did not want to remove the bracelets.

Any Android (4.3 and up) or IOS (7.1 and up) based smartphones or tablets are supported, with Bluetooth 4.0 and up capabilities. Please note that in order to use our social network feature, your device must be able to connect to the internet.

Your help is needed! In order to finish our project, we need your support – please help us to help you and your children! Most of the system is ready and partially tested, so we need your help to finish it and hopefully go worldwide.

Do not say “it will not happen to us” because it can. So many parents had terrible times finding their child after losing him, after he ran off from the kindergarten and, unfortunately, even when they forgot him in the car.

Risks and challenges

When Barkid gets ready for production, there most likely will be some minor changes to improve the final product (probably because of your feedback). But just to be clear, these minor changes will be for the benefit of you!

Sometimes things happen, things that are out of our control: a supplier knocks over our shipment during transport, they go bankrupt or a machine breaks down, etc. This could cause a delay. Because of this we have a second supplier. Just to prevent the delay that could be caused. We want you to have the best quality ASAP!

One thing we will definitely do from the beginning to the end is to keep you posted on all developments, positive or negative, we will let you know!

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