Sensors in Teddy record a child's vitals, and transmit in real time to parents’ mobile app.

The bears can be custom designed for children.

Even kids' own designs can be turned into a body-sensing bear.

A little bit creepy, but overall well-meaning.

The makers of Teddy boast that it is "one of the first smart toys on the market."

This Teddy Bear Has Sensors That Measure Your Kid's Health

Teddy the Guardian is jammed with health sensors, and that's either brilliant or a freakish nightmare.

With Fitbits clipped to our pants, sleep-assistance apps recording our sleep patterns during the night, and sports sensors helping us exercise, we're all getting used to the quantified life our smart devices are creating. But Teddy the Guardian, from Croatia-based firm IDerma, takes the idea to a whole new level. This kid's plushie is filled with electronics and sensors designed to measure heart rate, blood pressure, and other important medical data.

Connected via Bluetooth, the bear reports a kid's vital signs to their parents' smartphones—and can also provide long-term data on background health stats to physicians when the child actually is ill, to provide a good comparative data set.

Demonstrating that this is definitely an idea with (fluffy) legs, the bear has just received FDA approval for the medical tech inside it.

Teddy The Guardian Live Demo from Boo on Vimeo.

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  • $2079566

    I like the idea for hospitals.  God knows the kids are scared enough in those places.  If this could do the job without the extra probes and wires, might make it a little less scary.

  • Richard Vandiamondsworth

    It will be even better when the NSA adds a wiretap and tracking chip.

  • JustATheist

    seriously it's a good idea ... for SID's and for parents forgetting their kid in the car ... this alarm will be a heads up and hopefully a life saver. Make sure the technology works. You want an alarm when the vitals start to change not when the child is in a serious problem. Accidents can happen and if this can save lives get a teddy to all the kids.

  • BenNevis

    I feel sorry for kids growing up today. They will never be able to cope with life after having over attached parents that I see everywhere. 

  • Not All Tech is Good

    Just another way to track people.  How did we ever survive human history without this???

  • HarryObrian

    Wait til the family cat lays on it and it records a heart rate of 140 to 220 with a body temp of 101.....