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Winner of the WT Innovation World Cup 2012
Category: Security & Prevention
Kinder-Radar by Horatio GmbH
Is everybody there? – This question is being asked by kindergarten teachers all day long, especially when doing trips. Nevertheless, the German press reports about a lost kindergarten child at least once a year. Just recently, a five year old boy was forgotten in a bus. Only after two hours, the kindergarten teachers noticed that the boy is missing. Our solution to this is “Kinder-Radar”. We equip every child with wearable sensor and a kindergarten teacher with a smartphone. The smartphone connects to the sensors and notifies if a child gets lost, by playing a jingle and starting vibration. We implemented a prototype of Kinder-Radar with Bluetooth low energy sensors from Texas Instruments and a RazR Maxx smartphone.