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Standalone programmable wearable for kids

Feb 10, 2016 11:41AM PST

I have a client who's looking to do a research project with kids that have food allergies. They want a standalone wearable which the child can push/touch every time they feel anxious about their allergy during the day.

We can write an app for them, but I'm having trouble identifying a suitable standalone programmable wearable for this study. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Feb 10, 2016 11:48AM PST

Someone tried to make something similar but with GPS, cellular tracking and such. They never quite got it working and here you have a highly technical item but maybe, just maybe a smart watch and you hiring app developers would be best. It won't be cheap and frankly you need to do better than just a press this button.

Teach the child to alert the teacher or nurse. One of the downsides of this product is that it won't work when the battery is dead.

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Feb 10, 2016 12:11PM PST

Thanks. Just to clarify, the child is not supposed to "push a button" when they're having an allergic reaction, they're supposed to push the button when they're thinking about/anxious about their allergy.

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Feb 10, 2016 12:19PM PST

Talk to your dev team about a push button that sends a Bluetooth message to the smart phone. Or some small embedded CPU that counts such up and then later is retrieved via Bluetooth or such.

Your concept needs a lot of work to attract investors and developers but a push button counter is not hard to do.
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