5. MARY: The world’s first e-health appliqué for kids
Funding goal: $17,525
Total pledged: $29,412+
Deadline: July 27
MARY is a vital monitor for kids that measures temperature, position and breathing. It is designed like a sticker that sends measurements to a mobile application through a Bluetooth connection.
The appliqué is designed in the form of a ladybird that can be applied to nightwear like a sticker using the sticklett method. MARY sends vital data through Bluetooth low energy to a corresponding relay and charging station. This allows for it to communicate with a smartphone through a secure mobile data connection. The accompanying Android and iOS app can alert a caregiver of a rapidly rising temperature, if a threshold value is exceeded or if breathing stops abnormally.
MARY has a 6-axis sensor with an integrated linear accelerometer and magnetometer. It also has an infrared temperature sensor with a lithium polymer Akku 80mAh battery.
The appliqué can be recharged wirelessly. A user connects the relay-charging station to the power supply. The device will begin charging immediately and will stop charging when it is fully charged. It takes about 30 minutes to fully charge, and a full charge will last about 48 hours.
If a high temperature is detected, the app will alert the parent through an alarm on their smartphone. The built-in sensors will also register respiratory movements directly from the chest and a special algorithm will immediately recognize if breathing stops out of a defined range. MARY can also detect symptoms of sleep apnea. If kids stop breathing for a short period of time caused by grown polyps or tonsils.
MARY is ergonomically soft and comfortable and designed for more than just babies. It offers no additional radiation exposure and has a secure data transmission. The device is CE-certified and has had a high acceptance rate among children.