Croatian Startup project Teddy The Guardian has been picked out of 20 finalists by Seedcamp to enter the European accelerator’s programme after London Seedcamp Week in London.
What is means for the Croatians is that much-needed funding will be directed their way. An impressive 83% of the 93 companies backed by the accelerator have secured funds, raising an average of £1.3 million.
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 Josipa Majić and Ana Burica.