Every parent has faced the issue, how to quickly and without too much hassle measure the temperature of a sick child. Taking care of the sickling might mean sleepless nights filled with constant getting up, waking up the child to check their temperature etc. To make this process easier the Carinthian startup Sticklett has developed ‘Mary’, a haptic accessory, disguised in ladybugs, unicorns, elephants, and flowers, can be attached to the underwear of children and babies, where it records the vital signs and in case of irregularities, sends an alarm to the parent’s smartphone.
Mary, the fun and colorful parent’s helper
How to properly and noninvasively monitor a child’s temperature, heartbeat, and other vital signs? Mary is the fun and
simple sticker, that can be attached to the child without bother. It tracks their signs and if the border limits are exceeded it alerts the parents via a smartphone app. The startup's main product is fun, cotton based children's clothes, ranging from newborns to 12 years, with a ‘smart’ twist. Mary, the haptic accessory, disguised in ladybugs, unicorns, elephants, and flowers, can be attached to the underwear of children and babies, where it records the vital signs and in case of irregularities, sends an alarm. Just under three years, it seems to have taken sticklett to outgrown its infancy. The innovative fashion label has attracted a considerable amount of investment in order to start in the e-health sector in the future as well.
Monitors and alerts without your constant worry and checking
‘Mary’ was tested in development with numerous professional partners who checked it’s reliability, child-friendliness and health-promoting effect. The fun design has a calming effect on children and measures, attached to the underwear, continuously even while the child is asleep. If the standard limits are exceeded, the alarm is immediately triggered on the smartphone of the parents or caregivers.
"The idea is, of course, on the one hand, the safety of the children and on the other the relief of the parents, because they do not have to get up several times a night to measure the temperature of the sick child," emphasizes Sticklett founder, Michaela Schicho, and mother of two daughters. The sticker is attached to the child's clothing with a Velcro tab and transmits information via Bluetooth. It monitors data as breathing, body temperature, sleeping behavior and activity of the child. Even with the use of the Bluetooth technology, it was extensively tested and poses no risk to the user's health.
It surely is on its way to becoming the must-have accessory to parents taking care of their sick children.