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qBiq - An easy to use Wi-Fi sensor that sends real-time alerts about changes in temperature or motion/movement to your mobile device.
qBiq - An easy to use Wi-Fi sensor that sends real-time alerts about changes in temperature or motion/movement to your mobile device.
125 backers pledged CA$ 10,493 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population
Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population

 

In the USA nearly 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day over the next 15 years
In the USA nearly 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day over the next 15 years

 

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.

 

Flashing Away! Working qBiqs in Action.
Flashing Away! Working qBiqs in Action.

 

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.

Find and view years of qBiq data easily
Find and view years of qBiq data easily

Social Sensing

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.

Grouping qBiqs
Grouping qBiqs

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. 

Find qBiqs on the map to follow, or share yours!
Find qBiqs on the map to follow, or share yours!

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.

Chat with friends about qBiq alerts.
Chat with friends about qBiq alerts.

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.

Lock down your data with one swipe and click!
Lock down your data with one swipe and click!

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!

Custom colours for each of your qBiqs!
Custom colours for each of your qBiqs!

Integrated Genius

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.

Easy Setup

Developer Friendly

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?

 Prototypes

Timeline for development

What are some other great uses for qBiq?

Beautifully crafted design!

 

 

 

 

Reward Levels

 

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.

Software Challenges 
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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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.82

    Believe in our qBiq!

    Help us get our product to market so we can provide jobs and find new applications for the qBiq! We will send a shout out on our social networks thanking you for your support because we truly appreciate it!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    BETA Pilot Run

    Be the first to receive a qBiq, and be part of our test group who ensures that the qbiq works in the wild (literally!). You won't get pretty packaging, but you'll get your qBiq before anyone else. Be willing to give us raw feedback and test it at home!

    (qBiq will retail for $60)

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $25

    1 x qBiq - (Early Bird)

    This early bird reward gets you 1 x qBiq of your choice (Temp or Move - we will confirm upon successful campaign). Get into social sensing right away!

    (qBiq will retail for $60)

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $41

    1 x qBiq

    This is your opportunity to get a qBiq before it hits store shelves and to get it at a lower cost then the suggested retail. This is also an opportunity to support a startup business and help them create piece of mind for more families.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $49

    One of Each! (Early Bird Bundle)

    By popular request! One of each of the qBiqs in a bundle. Perfect for experimenting with what the qBiq can do for you!

    (qBiq will retail for $60 - so this is two for the price of one!)

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    • 1 x qBiq (Move)
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $82

    1 x qBiq PRO

    This reward level gets you 1 x qBiq which has been ruggedized for durability in professional applications. (Temp or Move - we will confirm upon successful campaign).

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $123

    Multi pack for Mom's House

    This reward level gets you 4 x qBiqs of your choice in a single package. (Temp or Move - we will confirm upon successful campaign)

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    • Free Shipping in Canada
    • 4 x qBiq (Temp or Move)
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    Pledge CA$ 750 or more About $616

    Commercial Applications Test Pack

    This is the perfect option for a company or home looking to buy for testing purposes - you get 10 qBiq PROs, 5 Temp and 5 Move. This is perfect for old age homes and retirement community living partners - or any other company who can see an application for qBiq.

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    • 5 x qBiq PRO Temp
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