Kiddo: the world's first wearable smart health monitor for kids 3-10 years

Kiddo: the world's first wearable smart health monitor for kids 3-10 years

Written by Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks - Founders The DIA Community on 30 Oct, 2017

Digital health

Kiddo is a smart band made just for kids. It monitors their health while they study, play and sleep. Kiddo tracks a child’s vitals and parents get daily insights about health, activity, and sleep levels via the companion app. Thus, parents can worry less about their child’s health because Kiddo will alert them in advance if the child might be falling sick, or stressed or tired or not getting enough activity. Kiddo has the power to fundamentally shape a child’s relationship with health and wellbeing, and the ecosystem surrounding them.

The Kiddo uses advanced technology, like groundbreaking algorithms to deliver health and wellness insights. Their revolutionary 4-in-1 sensor technology developed in partnership with leading semiconductor companies measures vital bio-signs such as skin temperature, heart rate, skin perspiration and motion. The sensor’s compact size keeps the Kiddo small and comfortable. All materials have been rigorously tested and are non-allergenic, safe and do not emit harmful radiation.

Adult wearables are a huge market; 1 in 6 Americans currently own a wearable device and this is set to treble in size to $25 million by 2019. But kids wearables are a market truly poised to skyrocket. As well as promising to improve health outcomes for children, the category sits at the confluence of trends; real time data, personalized insight and wellness. Kids today are more comfortable with technology than their parents.  It is not just a health tracking device that monitors heart rate and motion. Kids wearables give parents peace of mind and have the power to fundamentally shape a child’s relationship with health and wellbeing, and the ecosystem surrounding them.

According to National Survey Statistics, close to 72% of kids in the US do not even get 20 minutes of rigorous activity per day. The World Health Organization commissioned a study proving that health and wellbeing management in early and middle childhood can reduce occurrences of critical illnesses in adulthood. Wearables offer parents the chance to recognize unhealthy behavior patterns and address them before they become systemic.

What does the Kiddo do?

·      Daily Health Insights 
Whether a parent is with his child or not, he can view their health status, activity, stress levels and sleep quality daily. Parents will have more insight into their child’s overall health and wellness development.

·      Everyday Fun and Play 
Kiddo focuses on rewarding good behavior through play and fun. The levels of ‘playfication’ are multiple and unearthed in the kids own time. Kids can even make music together through playing air guitar. Children can personalize their Kiddo with interchangeable covers, from superhero to sea animal to dinosaur and beyond. Gesture driven games encourage active behavior, enabling children to sing karaoke, play rock, paper, scissors, control the inbuilt LED's and ‘play’ different instruments on Rockband.

·      Better Lifestyle Habits 
Parents can learn sooner if their child isn’t drinking enough, or could be eating more healthy food. Set goals related to healthy habits they want to encourage e.g. brushing teeth regularly. Their child receives actual reward points when they achieve these goals and can win free prizes!

·      Make Parenting Social 
Parents can easily invite their support network to help out. Grant a grandparent, nanny, aunt or teacher special access to the Kiddo so that they can act if you can’t. The Kiddo app also provides customized content with parenting tips, new health research and family oriented social content.

Easy to use:
The Kiddo app is simple to set up and simple to use – as easy as A,B,C
A: Create an account
B: Track your child’s health status daily
C: Input diet and receive suggestions daily


Why we selected KiddoWear for DIA Munich?
Fitbits are already common for adults and the wearable technology has already proven to be valuable for insurers. A children’s wearable designed to monitor key biometrics and detect unusual patterns, giving parents and guardians actionable insights into their child’s overall health and wellbeing is new.

Kiddo has a range of features designed to look at children more holistically than just being a regular activity tracker. Health and wellbeing management in early and middle childhood can reduce occurrences of critical illnesses in adulthood.


Who is KiddoWear?
Founded in 2015 by a team of passionate parents with backgrounds in engineering, business, marketing, wearables, consumer electronics, child development and product design. In 2014 CJ Swamy, CEO came up with the idea of the Kiddo based on an experience with his son. His son ended up with heat exhaustion and dehydration after being out playing, but being young he hadn’t been able to tell how he was feeling. It inspired CJ to develop something that allows parents to react faster and earlier in a situation like that.

The company is funded by Kickstarter. They raised $4 Mn. They will be shipping units in early 2018.


CJ Swamy, CEO

“Wearables offer parents the chance to recognize unhealthy behavior patterns and address them before they become systemic. Close to 70% of kids show negative behaviors of stress and only 20% of parents can recognize the signs”. CJ Swamy, CEO KiddoWea

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