Through app, parents share the best child-friendly venues
Parenting is a long-haul job, and one that changes from year to year as kids grow up and demand different things. We’ve already seen the BleepBleeps set of smart sensors help parents from pregnancy to teenage, and now a new app called KiddyUp enables parents to share their favorite venues for children of all ages, including diaper-changing rooms, playgrounds and kids’ food locations. READ MORE…

Through app, parents share the best child-friendly venues

Parenting is a long-haul job, and one that changes from year to year as kids grow up and demand different things. We’ve already seen the BleepBleeps set of smart sensors help parents from pregnancy to teenage, and now a new app called KiddyUp enables parents to share their favorite venues for children of all ages, including diaper-changing rooms, playgrounds and kids’ food locations. READ MORE…

QR code name tags help return kids’ stuff to their owners
Smartphones come with a number of technologies that enable them to detect the presence of objects that have gone missing, from GPS and Bluetooth, to RFID — which has been used in innovations such as the Bikn locator tag. Other items that currently aren’t enabled with such technology are still prone to evade discovery however, especially when it comes to kids’ stuff at school. From Australia, StrayHat is using QR code name tags to make the return of lost objects easier for parents. READ MORE…

QR code name tags help return kids’ stuff to their owners

Smartphones come with a number of technologies that enable them to detect the presence of objects that have gone missing, from GPS and Bluetooth, to RFID — which has been used in innovations such as the Bikn locator tag. Other items that currently aren’t enabled with such technology are still prone to evade discovery however, especially when it comes to kids’ stuff at school. From Australia, StrayHat is using QR code name tags to make the return of lost objects easier for parents. READ MORE…

This headband could stop kids from drowning
Parents often find themselves stuck in a bind between letting their children have fun by themselves and making sure they’re not in trouble. Technology such RFID has been used before on farms — the Where Abouts system for example lets kids explore and notifies farmers if one has strayed too far. Now the iSwimband is a device that warns parents if their child is underneath the water for too long. READ MORE…

This headband could stop kids from drowning

Parents often find themselves stuck in a bind between letting their children have fun by themselves and making sure they’re not in trouble. Technology such RFID has been used before on farms — the Where Abouts system for example lets kids explore and notifies farmers if one has strayed too far. Now the iSwimband is a device that warns parents if their child is underneath the water for too long. READ MORE…

Platform helps schools and parents better communicate home time plans
The school day in the UK typically ends at 3.15 in the afternoon, but parents don’t typically finish work until after 5pm or can have a change of schedule which means they need to alter their plans for collecting their child. 3Fifteen is a new platform that helps parents quickly and securely get in touch with schools to let teachers and children know of any last-minute changes. READ MORE…

Platform helps schools and parents better communicate home time plans

The school day in the UK typically ends at 3.15 in the afternoon, but parents don’t typically finish work until after 5pm or can have a change of schedule which means they need to alter their plans for collecting their child. 3Fifteen is a new platform that helps parents quickly and securely get in touch with schools to let teachers and children know of any last-minute changes. READ MORE…

This app will get you pregnant, or your money back
Couples having trouble conceiving will know that the App Store is full of peak fertility monitors that may work, or may not. Backed by big data and the business nous of PayPal founder Max Levchin, Glow is an app that could truly increase the chances of pregnancy, and its creators are confident enough that they will pay for infertility treatment if it doesn’t. READ MORE…

This app will get you pregnant, or your money back

Couples having trouble conceiving will know that the App Store is full of peak fertility monitors that may work, or may not. Backed by big data and the business nous of PayPal founder Max Levchin, Glow is an app that could truly increase the chances of pregnancy, and its creators are confident enough that they will pay for infertility treatment if it doesn’t. READ MORE…

Digital fridge for kids’ drawings rewards parents for archiving their art
Unless they’ve pursued art from a young age, most adults will admit that they’re no good at drawing. However, their parents will probably have a pile of their work that once held pride of place on the kitchen fridge. Hoping to get today’s parents to archive their children’s work, the Canvsly app is a way to digitize kids’ drawings, share them, and gain prizes for doing so. READ MORE…

Digital fridge for kids’ drawings rewards parents for archiving their art

Unless they’ve pursued art from a young age, most adults will admit that they’re no good at drawing. However, their parents will probably have a pile of their work that once held pride of place on the kitchen fridge. Hoping to get today’s parents to archive their children’s work, the Canvsly app is a way to digitize kids’ drawings, share them, and gain prizes for doing so. READ MORE…

From Croatia, soft toy uses sensors to detect babies’ vitals
While health services such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada have invested in humanoid robots to calm children down during visits, our latest spotting is offering a similar idea, but this time for the home. Teddy the Guardian is a soft toy that is embedded with sensors and delivers data on babies’ vital signs in a fun and playful way. READ MORE…

From Croatia, soft toy uses sensors to detect babies’ vitals

While health services such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada have invested in humanoid robots to calm children down during visits, our latest spotting is offering a similar idea, but this time for the home. Teddy the Guardian is a soft toy that is embedded with sensors and delivers data on babies’ vital signs in a fun and playful way. READ MORE…

iPad app enables long distance bedtime storytelling for families
Video chat has changed the way we communicate with far flung contacts, and we’ve already seen the technology applied to storytime through Smories, the platform that lets kids read bedtime stories to each other. Now Kindoma combines e-books with video calls to do the same for families who live apart. READ MORE…

iPad app enables long distance bedtime storytelling for families

Video chat has changed the way we communicate with far flung contacts, and we’ve already seen the technology applied to storytime through Smories, the platform that lets kids read bedtime stories to each other. Now Kindoma combines e-books with video calls to do the same for families who live apart. READ MORE…

‘Hospital Passport’ helps comfort young patients
UK children’s hospitals, such as London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, have been featured on these pages before thanks to their innovative schemes to help kids deal with the stress of medical treatment. Now Scotland’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children has also come up with the Hospital Passport scheme, which aims to make young patients feel more at ease when being passed from department to department. READ MORE…

‘Hospital Passport’ helps comfort young patients

UK children’s hospitals, such as London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, have been featured on these pages before thanks to their innovative schemes to help kids deal with the stress of medical treatment. Now Scotland’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children has also come up with the Hospital Passport scheme, which aims to make young patients feel more at ease when being passed from department to department. READ MORE…