Smart toy and health technology developer, Sproutel, today announced pre-order campaign for a new product, Jerry the Bear, which helps children learn about their health. Sproutel’s existing product, the first ever smart companion for children with type 1 diabetes, has reached 4% of children newly diagnosed last year. Now, Sproutel is expanding their product line to bring super fun, medical-grade education to all children.
Sproutel brings a new type of play to kids, helping them build healthy habits from an early age. Sproutel combines expert-approved content with play patterns that convey the best practices in nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mindfulness. Highlight features of Jerry the Bear include:
Blended reality. First of its kind play experience lets children see into Jerry’s world through the circular screen of an electronic portal.
Fun for all. Designed to help all children learn the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle with core lessons including nutritious eating, identifying feelings, tooth brushing, and much more.
Internet connected. Jerry is the first teddy bear that updates automatically to grow with your child.
Customizable for type 1 diabetes and food allergies. Expansion packs enable Jerry to become a comforting companion that provides a depth of education and emotional support for children affected by food allergies and type 1 diabetes.
“Our goal is to leverage the power of play to help children live happy and healthy lives,” said Aaron Horowitz, co-founder of Sproutel. “We call it play with purpose. In an age when toys teach kids about STEM, programming, reading, and more – Jerry is the first toy of its kind to help children understand their own bodies.”
Best suited for children ages 4 to 9, Jerry the Bear will be available to pre-order at $99. Sproutel has pledged 1% of sales to help fight obesity and hunger through the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Expansion packs will support finding a cure for type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and food allergies through Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).