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CA$ 6,768
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68
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 25 2015 9:14 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 27, 2015

Hoko

A smart and portable baby comfort monitor that makes it easier to enjoy outdoor adventures with the whole family.

Hoko

A smart and portable baby comfort monitor that makes it easier to enjoy outdoor adventures with the whole family.

CA$ 6,768
pledged of CA$ 60,000pledged of CA$ 60,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 25 2015 9:14 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 27, 2015

About

Do you get the sense that your kid is too warm or too cold? Getting your kids dressed up for outdoor activities can be a real guessing game. But worry not, Hoko the portable comfort monitor is here to help. Hoko puts an end to the guessing game and bestows a super-power unto all parents: the power to know where things truly stand.

A great day with family can quickly go sour because of the stress generated by uncertainty. Or worse yet, it can literally be cut short by the sound of your child’s cries piercing straight through your heart. With Hoko, successful family adventures are just about to begin.

Hoko is a smart comfort monitor made out of sensors that measure temperature and humidity levels as they’re felt in your child’s clothing. Collected data is then communicated to the Hoko interface, which in turn blinks in different colour schemes depending on the child’s comfort level.

  • Sensors - Measures the temperature and humidity levels between the layers of your children’s clothing.
  • Microprocessor - Analyses important fluctuations in temperature and signals them.
  • Hoko interface - Indicates any discomfort felt by your child thanks to a blinking light.

It’s important to us that Hoko contribute to families and children renewing their sense of respect and wonder for nature. In that spirit, we’ve built a beautiful imaginary world that will help your little one bond with Hoko while following him on his outdoor adventures. Every Hoko monitor comes nestled in a lovely book made of entirely recycled material. In it, Hoko experiences a whole myriad of climates and outdoor antics – much like those he’s about to experience in real life. We’ve put a lot of thought and consideration into beautiful imagery and simple stories that we think your little ones will love.

Red - Heat -
The red blinking light indicates a rise in the temperature within your child’s clothing that could cause discomfort.

Yellow - Humidity -
The yellow light indicates an increase in humidity levels that may lead to discomfort and unease within your child’s clothing.

Blue - Cold -
The blue light blinks when it detects an important and likely uncomfortable drop in the temperature felt within your child’s clothing.

Green - Weak battery -
If the Hoko’s battery levels are low, a green light will quickly blink to let you know.

White - All is well -
If your kid is as happy and comfortable as can be, a white light will blink to let you know.

We’re proud to say that Hoko is made out of eco-friendly, recycled materials from all corners of the globe.

Every provider involved in the creation of Hoko – whether he/she be on another continent or a mere 5-minute bike ride away – has been met in person in order to ensure responsible and respectful production practices.

Our fabrics are produced in North America and are made of both recycled and organic materials.

It’s rather selfishly that we came up with the idea behind Hoko, as we first created it to make life easier for ourselves. When Didier found out he would be a dad, we decided we had to come with a plan to keep up our exciting outdoor activities. Adventurers at heart, fathers and friends to many new parents, we’re willing to bet that it’s entirely possible to plan outdoor activities with a child without having to compromise your little one’s health or shorten your day.

We’ve long shared a passion for the design of intelligent products. For a few months now, we’ve been putting all of our time and energy into this project. It’s with pride that we introduce the fruit of our labor.

Risks and challenges

Producing Hokos for the whole globe is no easy feat! Here are some of the challenges we’re gearing up for.

So far, every Hoko prototype has been a handmade labour of love tested in controlled environments and conditions. So first, we’ll need the resources to create an initial factory batch and conduct quality assurance testing in natural environments, where it’ll truly need to perform.

Our key partners are already on board, so once we’ve completed a last round of R&D and algorithmic adjustments, we’ll be ready to begin producing larger quantities. And should demand require us to scale production, we’ll need to be ready to grow and adjust while staying true to our sustainability and ethics standards.

All considerable challenges we’re more than ready to tackle!

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    The lovely gesture: Thank you so very much. As a backer, your name will be listed on our website and you’ll receive a Hoko illustration in the form of a postcard.

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    Early Adopter: Get your hands on a Hoko at a special price and you can boast about being one of the first 200 people to ever own a Hoko.

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    Kickstarter Special: The adventure begins with Hoko. Our backers get to enjoy Hoko at 10% off the retail price.

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    Twins: Get two Hokos for a set of twins or to offer as a gift.

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    Giant move: This means the world to us! To thank you for your support, we offert to you your very own Hoko and our limited edition gift pack comprising a baby blanket and the cutest beanie ever.

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    The Store: Enjoy 10 Hokos for your store and make life easier for countless parents.

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