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Croatian Project Wins 2013 Startup Open

CroatiaCroatian Startup project Teddy The Guardian has beaten 31 other startups from around the globe to win the 2013 Startup Open…

Teddy the Guardian is a plushed teddy bear with embedded sensors that measure child’s heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and body temperature, and send the data using wireless technologies to parents’ smartphone. Every time a child gives Teddy a finger or puts Teddy’s paw on his forehead sensors detect the values, record them and transmit in real-time to parents’ mobile app. Sensors integrated in the bear have FDA and CE approval, which means they can be sold and used around the Globe. In order to prove the accuracy of the sensors embedded, comparative tests were performed using medical devices produced by the most prominent and well-known companies in the industry, say project developers Ana Burica and Josipa Majić, who takes home the grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Moscow, Russia for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.

Teddy developers Josipa and Ana

Teddy developers Josipa and Ana

Startup Open is a global competition to identify and recognize startup companies founded between Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2012 and GEW 2013. It is open to any entrepreneurs who have just started, or are about to start, a new venture and have a “startup moment” between November 18, 2012, and November 24, 2013. Startup Open is part of the week-long GWE, which sees more than 20,000 events take place in more than 140 countries involving over 7 millon people.

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