Teddy the Guardian – a smart toy and medical sensor device

I just saw details of this new stuffed/plush toy bear that contains medical sensors, which seems absolutely wonderful as an idea.

The idea is that instead of having to persuade a child patient to put up with various medical devices and sensors (like thermometers or heart rate sensors), the child just hugs a small toy bear, which contains the sensors. The data is sent wirelessly to a computer device that the doctor can then view.

It’s a brilliant idea and I would think that anything that makes the time children spend in hospitals a little easier is a good thing.

[Via CNet Interview]

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