Since our original launch in the fall of 2016, we've made drastic improvements in our technology. Our team listened to all the amazing feedback we received from our early supporters and we completely re-engineered both the qBiq hardware and its app.
The focus of this particular campaign is to highlight how qBiq can help to create peace of mind for families who worry about the well-being of their aging loved ones. With qBiq, caregivers are able to easily monitor what's going on around the house even when they can't be there themselves. Best of all, the qBiq app now allows you to set custom alerts so that the proper people can be notified if something out of the ordinary happens.
Although we are very focused on the care and well-being of our aging population, we would like to remind you that qBiq has countless practical applications in which it can be used in everyday life around your own home or office.
qBiq in the Press!
What is qBiq?
Much like its original design, qBiq is a rechargeable Wi-Fi enabled sensor that allows you to easily connect important things and/or spaces in your life to the internet. This small 1-inch cube can be used to measure, monitor and report real-time changes in temperature or movement around the home. qBiq can also be used to detect when the things you wish to monitor are moved or when they are opened/closed like in the case of a door, drawer cupboard or medicine cabinet.
All we have left to do is get the requisite FCC and compliance related certification! If our Kickstarter supporters like this new version, we'll be producing the qBiq en masse.
Collect and View Real-time Data
Each qBiq collects and displays data, providing you with real-time information by the minute, hour, day, week, month and year with a swipe of your fingers. Easily collect and monitor information with a few swipes. Get alerted when something moves (Move) or when the temperature falls out of a specific threshold (Temp). Set your own thresholds and know exactly when something is awry.
Share your qBiq's data with friends and loved ones - your qBiq can have as many followers as you want! A few or even thousands of people can follow the data from any one of your sensors.
Easy Data Grouping in Seconds
It is easy and quick to compare the data between qBiqs by simply dragging one data set onto the other. Groups can then be easily compared and shared with your friends or loved ones.
Mapping: Find qBiqs to Follow
Open up your qBiq to be followed on a map, where others can follow your data easily. Or, share your qBiqs privately with your family and let them easily find where the data is coming from.
Contextual Chat and Alerts
Each qBiq and qBiq Group has its own chat room, allowing you to accept alerts and monitor different qBiqs for different purposes. Monitor your mother at home, your own home, and your office, all with different groups of people.
Secured and Safe
If you choose not to share your data, easily and quickly lock your data from being seen by others. Protecting your information is easy and instant.
Color Code your qBiqs to Find them Easily
Each qBiq can be assigned a custom colour - which with qBiq 2.0 allows for easy recognition from the two full-spectrum RGB LEDs - located along the top and bottom edge - ensuring you don't mix them up. Each qBiq's lights match the colour within the App!
Use the built-in recipe generator to set complex rules to determine how the qBiq will interact with data. Specify complex situations resulting in alerts, or count and share data in specific and useful ways. Or - connect with https://ifttt.com to control external devices.
qBiqs send simple JSON out either directly (through a fully featured API), or through our cloud services, allowing developers to easily use qBiqs for their own purposes to develop applications. Extend the capacity of your development skills from mobile devices and web applications to anything you can imagine!
NEW: qBiq PRO
For commercial applications, we have engineered a more robust version of the qBiq with an aluminum housing, water resistance, more durable coatings, etc. Features for the PRO will be determined post-success of the campaign depending on feedback from purchasers.
How can each of you help?
A few seconds of your time can really make a difference in growing the qBiq community. Hit one of the buttons below and tag a friend or coworker who knows someone who is caring for an aging loved one.
Together with you, we can help more people age in place comfortably by sharing and building communities around qBiq
Our team at Ubiqweus
Some of our mentors and supporters
What's inside a qBiq?
Timeline for development
What are some other great uses for qBiq?
Beautifully crafted design!
Risks and challenges
Having been down this road before, we are more than confident that we will see our campaign succeed with on-time delivery. Our team of designers and engineers have a proven track record of successfully developing, producing and launching hardware devices. However, if any unforeseen circumstances arise causing any sort of delays, we will communicate clearly with our backer community to keep them fully informed.
Currently there is a shortage in China on being able to source large amounts of anodizing material for aluminum. This could possibly play a role in time and cost if the anodizing shortage persists. Although we don’t believe this will cause any delays, we will stay informed on the situation and let our backers know as we continue to learn more.
Our software has been tested on our prototypes. The most critical technical challenges have been overcome. However, when transforming code into production-grade software, further delays and issues may arise. Our team of engineers has created and developed many software programs and platforms over the course of their careers and we will do our best to deliver on time and of a quality that our backers expect.
Mass Production Challenges
Although we do not foresee any major challenges arising at this stage, we do understand the unique challenges hardware manufacturing incurs and we will be ready to act accordingly if any problems pop up. We have chosen a world-class manufacturing partner which our team has worked with before so we are confident in their abilities to deliver.
Regulatory Certifications and Testing
Although our engineers are very experienced and have assured us that our product should have no problem passing certification testing, they will be standing by with pre-assembled printed circuit boards, and are ready to modify the firmware and design as needed, to comply with and pass certification testing.
Fulfillment and Delivery
Sometimes things go off course, and delays occur due to any number of unplanned reasons: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. We will do our best to deliver on time. In the unlikely event that any delays occur, we will continue to communicate with our backers of the process.
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