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Gabi: The baby monitor that cares for your baby

Gabi Smartcare is a Belgian startup. The enterprise, active on the smart health market, aims to propose the first ecosystem of connected child care services.

The client

Gabi Smartcare is a Belgian startup. The enterprise, active on the smart health market, aims to propose the first ecosystem of connected child care services. The developed solution centers around a smart bracelet that monitors the baby’s vital data in real-time (oxygen saturation, heart rate and body temperature), as well as a ‘homebase’ that provides information on room temperature and humidity. This base is placed in the bedroom of the child and has an audio baby monitoring system. It is connected to a mobile app that receives alerts in case of anomalies and allows you to consult the baby’s data history.

 

The match

In the startup phase of a project it is virtually impossible to have all competences in-house. Specifically the founders of Gabi Smartcare didn’t have the necessary competences or experience in electronics in order to develop the smart bracelet themselves.

Productize has already helped multiple startups in the development of their first prototypes and products. It therefore proved to be the ideal partner, by offering an Agile approach and a technical expertise in the design and development of connected objects.

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The challenge

Even though the necessary technologies for measuring oxygen saturation, heart rate and body temperature already exist, the major challenges in the bracelet’s design were to sufficiently miniaturize the whole for it to be integrated in a bracelet meant for the wrist of a baby, and to stabilize the measurements on the baby’s wrist.  

The solution

The Agile, collaborative approach Productize offers enabled Gabi Smartcare to quickly gain a Proof of Concept based on existing components. This approach also made it possible to identify the major risks related to the project and to identify the necessary technological partners to finalize the product.

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Our added value

In taking the responsibility of developing the first prototypes and in advising their client, Productize has enabled Gabi Smartcare to demonstrate the feasibility of their concept and to convince several investors to get acquainted with the project. Productize also participated in finding the necessary partners to develop the product commercially.

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Lessons learned

This project has taught us the importance of consulting other specialists, even for a specialist in connected objects, especially when the specific aspects we deal with are too refined compared to our competence domain. This is for example the case when developing algorithms in the medical domain.

 

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