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MARY is a smart fashion wearable combining baby-phone function and vital-monitoring via body activity, temperature and breathing.
If the temperature rises quickly, breathing suddenly stops or the child wakes up from a nap, etc. the parents are informed with MARY via the internet on their smartphone and can be immediately there when their child needs them.
If the temperature rises quickly, breathing suddenly stops or the child wakes up from a nap, etc. the parents are informed with MARY via the internet on their smartphone and can be immediately there when their child needs them.
57 backers pledged €30,462 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello,

we are an Austrian trendsetter for smart fashion. Our patented technology makes something unprecedented possible. Be the first to benefit.

Who is MARY?

MARY is the smartest and cutest vital monitor with baby-phone function. With MARY you can be informed about the vital state of your kids and know whether your child is asleep or awake and active.

MARY is a vital-monitor as a smart removable appliquè in the form of a soft ladybird, which is applied to our clothes like a sticker. MARY can be attached and removed as often as you like

The smart ladybird MARY sends the measured vital data via Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to the corresponding relay and charging station. This station communicates with the smartphone via a secure mobile data connection (GSM). The app for Android and iOS displays the data and informs you if the temperature rises rapidly, if a threshold value is exceeded, if breathing stops abnormally, or your kid woke up from sleep.

MARY enables the longtime measuring of vital signs, which has never been easier before.

  • ergonomic, soft and comfortable
  • not only for babies
  • no additional radiation exposure
  • secure data transmission
  • CE-certified and European production 
  • state-of-the-art technology 
  • compliant with data protection
  • lifestyle product with medically certified sensors

It has not the intention to surveil your children but moreover to help them express how they feel.

 1) Minimizing risk of SIDS

Sadly, a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) still causes 40 % of deaths in the first year of babies lives. Although the number of babies dying from SIDS decreases, it is still a major threat.

MARY attached to our special skintight sleepwear minimizes this risk. Our sensors register respiratory movements directly from the chest and a special algorithm  immediately recognizes breathing stops out of defined range therefore you are able to react quickly.

2) Recognizing rapid temperature fluctuations

Longtime measuring of temperature is easier and simpler than ever before! MARY helps you to monitor your child’s temperature continuously. If your child’s temperature rises, you will immediately receive an alarm on your smartphone.

3) Monitoring Sleep Apnea Syndrome

This syndrome is much more common for children – especially in the pre-scholar age – than you think. Kids stop breathing for a short moment, caused by grown polyps and/or tonsils, and thus do not rest as good as they are supposed to. Our algorithm registers respiratory movements and recognizes breathing stops out of defined range.

4) ...or just use it as a baby-phone with unlimited transmission range.

You can take it on holiday or to Grandma and Grandpa and you always know how your child is.-  Wherever you are.

 MARY grows together with the kid.

The children's immune system takes up to the age of 10 until it's fully matured. Until that age a child suffers from an average of 8 infections per year.

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The patented sticklett method gives you the possibility to attach appliques, such as the cute smart ladybird MARY, to the so-called canvas of all sticklett clothing pieces. You can attach and remove the applique or change it as many times as you want.  If MARY is attached to the sticklett-shirt – the shirt becomes smart.

Detailed MARY specifications

MARY - looks like this and has the following specifications

 Sensing device contains of :

  • 6-axis sensor with integrated linear accelerometer and magnetometer
  • Infrared temperature sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy compatible
  • Lithium Polymer Akku 80mAh
Look, how the sensors are integrated:

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Recharge MARY wirelessly

Simply connect the relay-charging station to the power supply and place MARY on the clover. It will start charging immediately and will automatically stop when MARY is fully charged. Charging takes about 30 minutes and the battery will last for approximately 48 hours. The relay-charging station was designed to look like a decorative picture frame and to harmonize with your children’s room. It is pretty and functional at once.

Relay-charging station contains of   

  • Wireless Power Charging Receiver Coil  
  •  Li-Po Akku mit 520 mAh
  •  RGB-LED GSM-Modem with integrated SIM-Card 
  •  Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy compatible 
  •  1 x Micro-USB-Slave
  •  two color LED
          

This unboxing-video shows what you will get with a shipping of Mary. 

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  • (1) sensing device and textile Ladybird applique as shell
  • (2) washing bag for the textile Ladybird
  • (3) relay and wireless charging station in form of a picture frame.
  • (4) USB power cable
  • (5) Instructions for use
  • (6) mini-tale (booklet) to explain Mary to your children
  • (7) app-download-link
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some samples of our corresponding clothes
some samples of our corresponding clothes

 The initial shipping of Mary includes one piece of clothing (size to be chosen before shipping).  

We have created a special cutting that retains comfort but is as tight-fitting as necessary to reliably measure and convey vital-signs. The chest part of the sticklett shirt is lined with a particular conductive textile. It allows to measure the body-skin temperature via infrared technology through the clothing properly.  Our clothes are fairly produced in Europe and are mode from oraganic cotton.

 Look at our special cutting and fitting of the clothes:

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 Choose your plan for using MARY  

Since MARY uses the much more reliable and secure GSM/SIM transmission - instead of WiFi - there will be data transmission charges. We’re working with a worldwide IOT-sim-card in order to provide global data transmission coverage.   

The first two months of usage are included in the initial shipping. You may then choose your preferred data option. There is no binding contract involved. We are presently shipping and have secured data coverage for the following countries: Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

You can choose your use-plan upfront. Pay for unlimited use over a period of time (month or year) or pay per use. We can provide special conditions for Kickstarter backers.  

The data usage for unlimited use on a monthly base is EUR 5,- for Europe / EUR 7,49 for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Payment per year is EUR 50,- for Europe / EUR 69,99 for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. There is no contract binding (!) and it is possible to switch to pay per use option any time.  

MARY always works when your phone is turned on, is able to receive data and the MARY smartphone app is started – even when you’re away for business, on vacation or simply in another room.

  
                                               
  

Some of our development expressions 

insides of sensing device prototype

 concepts, sketches and implementations  

 MARY in action 

Special thanks to: 

  • Dr. Andreas Kercek - support
  • Siegfried Ruhri and Ewald Jöbstl - medical device advisor
  • Dr. Sieglinde Krainer - medical advisors
  • Dr. Klaus Karner - Lawner support
  • David Dietrich & Stefan Ponsold - support
  • build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten - support
  • Tanja Scheliessnig - support
  • Tamara Biedermann - girl power and support
  • Christopher Stelzer Kubator - Marketing
  • Katharina Bahr - story telling support
  • FH - Kärnten Medical technology - scientific study , tests
  • Stefan Pfeffer, Peter Dollfuss, Martin Buber - support
  • Georg Kalandra - support
  • Heidemarie Themel - support
  • Marsija Kampuš - support
  • Mag. Elena Sonnleitner - public communications support
  • Manuel Kapeller-Hopfgartner - support
  • AWS, FFG, KWF - funding

our Investors:

  • Hermann Arnold
  • Dr. Heimo Penker
  • Dkfm Gerhard Suppin
  • Investors Club Carinthia - ICC


Shipping and Customs

The shipping weight of one MARY box is about 500-600g. The following prices are present estimates based on offers provided by shipping suppliers. The cost of shipping is stated in the rewards. Currently we are shipping to all EU countries incl. Switzerland as well as  USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

It may be possible to ship to other countries as well. We may add them to this campaign upon request. We would kindly ask you to get in touch with us personally. Thank you!

Shipping is estimated for December 2018, before Christmas! You will automatically see the shipping rate per country once you make your pledge. Product transit time normally will take 7-14 days depending on the location. All tracking numbers will be sent within 24 hours of your order being sent. We will do our best to prevent any extra costs for you, but any applicable duties/VAT are the sole responsibility of the backer, and not our team.

Our shipping prices include VAT and customs only for EU backers, other country fees and taxes are not included. Unfortunately we have no control over these costs and we also cannot mark orders as gifts or samples, as this is illegal. Be aware that there may be import tax or tolls which are charged when receiving MARY. If you are unsure whether or not you will be charged duties/VAT at the time of receiving your perk, please get in touch with your local post office. There is also a handy tool online available to calculate these costs. Please note that this is an external online partner, so we cannot be held accountable for differences between the actual cost and what is mentioned on this website:

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/

All the products will be shipped from Austria, this will help you to calculate the costs. If you are required to pay any extra duties you will receive a mail from your local customs authorities asking for extra payment to have your order processed through customs. Unfortunately, there is no legal way around customs once you make that payment to the customs broker your order will be processed for final delivery.

Risks and challenges

Although unexpected events, like custom delays, may come up and they are not in our control, we made sure our timeline is set very realistic and allows for delays and unforeseen circumstances. We are confident that we can deliver all products to you on time meeting our high quality standards - you can depend on us!

In any case, we'll update you frequently and will keep the process as transparent as possible!

Thank you for all your support! We are excited to take this next step in our journey with the Kickstarter community!

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    Pledge €35 or more About $39

    Support MARY and get a sticklett T-shirt

    Become an awesome supporter of MARY and get an unique sticklett T-shirt for man or woman with the lettering "How I feel today..." and 5 removable smiley-appliques. So you are able to express your mood on a funny way.

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    • T-shirt + 5 smileys
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    Pledge €179 or more About $201

    Super early bird

    Includes: MARY box including coupon for 1st piece of clothing of your choice.

    Each box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale
    - Coupon for 1 Piece of clothing
    (We will contact you to choose preferred clothes option and size after the campaign.)

    That's almost 40% off from the targeted retail price.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $224

    Early Bird

    You will get one MARY box including a coupon for 1st piece of clothing of your choice

    Each box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale
    - Coupon for 1st piece of clothing (We will contact you to choose preferred clothes option and size after the campaign.)

    That's more than 33% off from the targeted retail price.

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    Pledge €229 or more About $258

    Kickstarter special price

    You will get one MARY box including a coupon for 1st piece of clothing of your choice

    Each box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale
    - Coupon for 1st piece of clothing (We will contact you to choose preferred clothes option and size after the campaign.)

    That's more than 22% off from the targeted retail price.

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    Pledge €359 or more About $404

    Baby package for the first year of life

    Baby package for the first year of life
    One MARY box plus 10 pieces of clothing for the first year of life.

    The Mary box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale

    And you will get ALL of the following clothing pieces:
    * 3 bodies for 0-3 months
    * 3 bodies for 3-6 months
    * 2 bodies for 6-9 months
    * 2 bodies for 9 months to one year

    Includes:
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    Pledge €399 or more About $449

    Family package- Set for 2 Kids

    You will get 2 MARY boxes including 2 coupons, each for 1st piece of clothing of your choice (We will contact you to choose preferred clothes options and sizes after the campaign.)

    Each box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale
    - Coupon for 1 Piece of clothing

    That's more than 22% off from the targeted retail price.

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    Pledge €1,790 or more About $2,013

    Set of 10 x MARYs

    You will get 10 MARY boxes at the super-early-bird conditions.

    Each MARY box includes:
    - MARY (textile applique with sensors)
    - Decorative relay-charging station
    - Washing bag
    - Mini-tale
    - coupon for 1st piece of clothing

    It's almost 40% off the future MSRP

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Funding period

- (45 days)