Know your kid's struggles

Many children have trouble talking about their feelings and problems. This can cause mental stress and physical discomfort.

braceMe is a wristband for kids. It monitors the child's stress level and connects to an app for parents. Thereby it provides both a bridge for communication about possible difficulties as well as a security tool that alerts parents of problems without continuously having to track the child's whereabouts.

An integrated panic button and call function give the kid the option to ask for help while granting them their needed freedom and privacy. braceMe is not meant for surveilling the child - but to give parents peace of mind when their little one is out and about.

The App

The app was designed to offer a quick overview on the child's stress level. Its main element is a detailed diagram resembling a clock. Notes and events can be placed and displayed around the stress watch. To have a closer look at a moment in the recent past, the watch can be turned back. Multiple connected profiles can be accessed by swiping left or right.

Dragging up the red bar on the bottom of the screen opens the analysis section of the particular profile. Here, a long term overview, sticky notes and filters offer the possibility to detect and understand links. In case the app itself notices a pattern, the parent will be notified.

A video showing more of the interaction with the app can be found on Vimeo.

The Wristband

The wristband is modular and fully customizable - the exchangeable bands can easily be designed and ordered online, making sure the child never grows bored of their braceMe's style. The main electronics are hidden in a detachable block.

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Year:  2015
Duration:  7 months (independent)
Category:  Interaction / Interface / Product
Context:  IFTTT Lab at HfK (in Coorporation with Deutsche Telekom) (Prof. Tanja Diezmann / Markus Walthert)
  • T-Gallery Bonn (2015)
  • Hochschultage 2016 HfK Bremen
Keywords (EN): Stress, biometric, measure, wristband, children, security, safety, monitor, application.
Keywords (DE): Stress, biometrisch, messen, Armband, Kinder, Sicherheit, beobachten, Applikation.