Sproutel Launches First Smart Teddy Bear for Health Education

Sep 22, 2015, 09:15 ET from Sproutel

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart toy and health technology developer, Sproutel, today announced pre-order campaign for a new product, Jerry the Bear, which helps children learn about their health. Sproutel's existing product, the first ever smart companion for children with type 1 diabetes, has reached 4% of children newly diagnosed last year. Now, Sproutel is expanding their product line to bring super fun, medical-grade education to all children.

Sproutel brings a new type of play to kids, helping them build healthy habits from an early age. Sproutel combines expert-approved content with play patterns that convey the best practices in nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mindfulness. Highlight features of Jerry the Bear include:

  • Blended reality. First of its kind play experience lets children see into Jerry's world through the circular screen of an electronic portal.
  • Fun for all. Designed to help all children learn the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle with core lessons including nutritious eating, identifying feelings, tooth brushing, and much more.
  • Internet connected. Jerry is the first teddy bear that updates automatically to grow with your child.
  • Customizable for type 1 diabetes and food allergies. Expansion packs enable Jerry to become a comforting companion that provides a depth of education and emotional support for children affected by food allergies and type 1 diabetes.

"Our goal is to leverage the power of play to help children live happy and healthy lives," said Aaron Horowitz, co-founder of Sproutel. "We call it play with purpose. In an age when toys teach kids about STEM, programming, reading, and more - Jerry is the first toy of its kind to help children understand their own bodies."

Best suited for children ages 4 to 9, Jerry the Bear will be available to pre-order at $99. Sproutel has pledged 1% of sales to help fight obesity and hunger through the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Expansion packs will support finding a cure for type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and food allergies through Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).

To pre-order a Jerry the Bear, please visit: www.jerrythebear.com

About Sproutel

Sproutel is an innovative healthcare design company who works with a team of medical collaborators to build products that educate through play. Sproutel developed Jerry the Bear in part with funding from the National Institutes of Health.


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