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15 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


WEZR

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This accurate weather tracker features a connected sensor, providing wearers with a real-time, precise geolocated weather forecast and continuous updates on their smartphone. WEZR is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.

mBot

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This low-cost, easy-to-use robotic kit offers young Makers with hands-on experience as they learn graphical programming and electronics. Makeblock is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

ARDHAT

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This hat protects and enhances your Raspberry Pi board for real world applications, and is accessible to everyone familiar with Arduino. ubIQio is currently seeking £25,000 on Kickstarter.

Insulin Angel

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This tiny gadget will make sure your diabetes medications are stored at the right temperature and are never left behind again. Insulin Angel is currently seeking $55,000 on Indiegogo.

AWIRE

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This wearable two-way radio was designed for outdoor enthusiasts by putting high-tech communication right in your ear — without interrupting any of the action. AWIRE is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.

Joule Case

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This portable power system is designed to meet the needs of consumers and withstand the demands of professionals for any sort of activity, ranging from tailgating and camping to trade shows and emergency situations. Joule is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.

Luxee

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This ultra-adaptive smart ceiling light can be automatically controlled from its own memory — or manually by your smartphone or regular switch. Luxee is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

GoGlove

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These gloves allow you to interact with your smartphone without ever having to take it out of your pocket. GoGlove is currently seeking $1,000 on Kickstarter.

Routakit

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This open-source CNC machine kit provides Makers with commercial-like performance without the commercial-like price tag. Maker Louis Vissepo is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

MotivBand

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This band is designed to promote a healthier lifestyle and integrate with a wearer’s daily activities, as well as boasts a battery life of two weeks. Wowl Tech is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Build Upons

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These embedded bricks will allow you to bring power, LEDs and flexibility to your next LEGO project. Lunchbox Electronics is currently seeking $90,000 on Kickstarter.

Planty

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This connected planter enables you to monitor and water plants on-the-go via its accompanying mobile app. Nthing is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Playbrush

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This piece of hardware is transforming your everyday toothbrush into a gaming controller so you can play fun, interactive games while brushing your teeth. Playbrush is currently seeking £35,000 on Kickstarter.

Perf+

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This revolutionary electronic prototyping board is ideal for hobbyists and engineering students looking to get into electronics. Maker Ben Wang is currently seeking $1,500 on Kickstarter.

Lucky Tag

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This colorful, on-collar tracker gives you detailed insights into your pup’s activity level, behavior pattern and trends over time. Lucky Tag is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

15 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Revolar

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This personal security device, which is just about the size of a quarter, provides simple yet discreet location information that calls for help when in need. Revolar is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Tiko

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This Delta-style 3D printer is breaking the mold with its “unibody” design and consumer-friendly price. Tiko 3D is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Friday Smart Lock

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This sleek and futuristic smart lock provides users with wireless and keyless entry into their homes. Friday Labs is currently seeking $75,000 on Indiegogo.

Genesis Uno and Duo

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This pair of 3D printers provide Makers with large build volumes, ease-of-use and high-quality prints — all without breaking the bank. X3D Machines is currently seeking $45,000 on Kickstarter.

Parva

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This new synthesizer combine the classic warmth of old-school analog synthesis with the convenience of modern-day digital control. Futuresonus is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Skylight

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This touch-enabled, Wi-Fi-connected digital frame lets users send photos to their loved ones’ homes in seconds. Skylight is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Intellisocket

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This smart socket allows users to monitor, control and record their energy usage at each outlet throughout their home, right from their phone. Intellisocket is currently seeking $499,000 on Kickstarter.

Advicy Drive

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This wearable device can detect drowsy driving and prevent people from falling asleep while behind the wheel. Advicy Drive is currently seeking £70,000 on Kickstarter.

Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool

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This rechargeable, open-source tool features a hot knife, needle and scooper attachments to remove defects from 3D prints. Maker Isaac Porras is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Wakē

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This alarm can intelligently wake an individual up with their own personal sunrise and sounds, while their partner continues to sleep. Lucera Labs is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Loxet

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This device serves as a proximity lock, an anti-theft protection and sharing device for vehicles. The Loxet team is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Onion Omega

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This Arduino-compatible development board features built-in Wi-Fi and runs full Linux. Onion is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Appkettle

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This smart kettle allows users to set the temperature, monitor the process and ensure optimal heating. Appkettle is currently seeking £165,000 on Kickstarter.

Neobase

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This encrypted device lets users create their own private social network, where they can decide exactly what to share and who to share it with. Neone is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Creek

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This smart hub is more than Wi-Fi clock, but a security monitor, a home automation system,  a baby monitor, a fast charger and more. Lark-wi is currently seeking $12,500 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

14 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Widerun

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This bike trainer allows you to connect to VR headsets, from Oculus Rift to Samsung Gear VR, and bring the great outdoors inside. Widerun is currently seeking £30,000 on Kickstarter.

ErgoDox EZ

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This open-source mechanical keyboard is fully customizable to fit any of your needs. ErgoDox EZ is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

mDrawBot

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This 4-in-1 drawing robot kit can be assembled into a variety of configurations capable of doodling on walls to eggs. Makeblock is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

kSafe

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This smart and lockable cookie jar will only open if your goals have been achieved. kSafe is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Konekt Dash

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This cellular development kit for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi is powered by Konekt’s global data plan and works without Wi-Fi. Konekt is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

DuoPad

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This multi-touch trackpad provides PC and laptop owners (using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10) all the touchscreen features and functionalities of their favorite mobile device onto any computer monitor. DuoPad is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Abode

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This new home security and automation company provides a self-installed, professional-grade solution with no contracts. Abode is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

SLIIP

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This a smart pillow-mobile device combination is designed to reduce snoring and provide you with a better night’s sleep. Polegame Inc. is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Jamstik

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This six-string, MIDI guitar pairs with your iOS device and teaches you the fundamentals through its accompanying app. Zivix is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Aivvy Q

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These self-learning headphones personalize music channels based on your genre preferences through actions, locations and time of day. The Aivvy team is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.

3DFormer

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This pen draws 3D models right in thin air. 3DFormer is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

Ares

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This drone allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to draw a flight path and easily capture high-resolution aerial photos and video. Ares is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Jambé

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This electronic instrument may look and play like a drum, but works with your iOS device to give you unlimited sounds and playability. Sensorpoint is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

PocketDock

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This pocket-sized smartphone dock can also serve as a travel stand and nightlight. Cozy Industries is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

12 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


BoXZY

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This three-in-one 3D printer, CNC mill and laser engraver will bring an entire Makerspace to your desktop. Brothers Justin and Joel Johnson are currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

ELF

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This pocket-sized drone is equipped with an HD aerial photo that allows you to capture videos and photos from the sky. ElecFreaks is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Lumious

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This wall-adorned lamp hopes to redefine your relationship with artificial light by bringing the sun inside. Lumilabs is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Project Ryptide

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This drone attachment that can deliver an automatically inflating life-ring to a swimmer in distress in a matter of seconds. Led by Bill Piedra, the team of Connecticut high school students are currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Trickey

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This building block-style keyboard allows you to fully customize your keyboard layouts from scratch. The BreadBoardManic crew is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Electric Eel Wheel

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This electric spinning wheel is capable of taking fiber and twisting it into yarn. Maurice Ribble is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

IONI

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This professional motor controller is ideal for CNC machine, 3D printers, racing simulators and robotics. Granite Devices is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.

Lumioto

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This Arduino-powered prototyping tool lets you easily add expressive LED effects to your designs. SCALAR Electronics is currently seeking $2,5000 on Kickstarter.

Orphe

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This smart shoe system uses motion sensors and LEDs to enable new forms of audio-visual expression. No new folk studio is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Disco Dog

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This smartphone-controlled LED dog vest displays a variety of animated patterns and custom scrolling text in thousands of colors. PARTY NYC is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

WonderCube

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This 1-cubic-inch keyring is designed to function as numerous accessories for your smartphone, ranging from an emergency charger to a storage solution to an LED torch. Mutants DesignLab is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Percepto

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This plug-and-play computer vision add-on brings endless application potential to drones. Percepto is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

16 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Podo

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This wireless, re-stickable camera can turn any surface into a photo booth. Podo is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Switchmate

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This solution simply snaps over a standard switch, pairs with a mobile device and automates your lights in seconds. Switchmate is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

The Monolith

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The first and only skateboard to be outfitted with motors in the wheels is also embedded with Bluetooth Low Energy. Inboard Action Sports is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

LowoTec

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This pair of devices allows users to tailor their teleworking needs in both a flexible and secure manner through zero-configuration hardware VPN. LowoTec is currently seeking €120,000 on Indiegogo.

AmbyGear

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The world’s first smartwatch for kids not only teaches life lessons, it keeps them safe. Ambit Networks is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Freiya

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This smart can connects to your smartphone to help monitor your flowers and let you know when it’s time to water them. Freiya is currently seeking $48,000 on Kickstarter.

PancakeBot

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This first-of-its-kind machine lets users design and print out custom pancakes. PancakeBot is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Stryd

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This device enables runners to accurately measure power levels across any type of terrain using the sports watches and mobile devices they already wear. Stryd is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Keys

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This keyboard that lets you learn, play and create music using LED lights and gestures. Opho is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Artiphon

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This touch-sensive digital fretboard can be played like a guitar, piano, violin, drum machine and lots of other instruments. Artiphon is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

iSensor HD Patio

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This weather-resistant, remote-controlled outdoor camera you monitor the outside of your home from anywhere in the world. Amaryllo is currently seeking $1,000 on Indiegogo.

Plugzee

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This tiny device brings Bluetooth functionality and high-resolution audio to any speaker. Plugzee is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Splash Drone

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This waterproof UAV features a live video feed, payload release mechanism, emergency flare system and camera stabilization gimbal. Splash Drone is currently seeking $17,500 on Kickstarter.

Quell

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This wearable device attaches to your upper calf and stimulates your brain’s natural opiates to relieve chronic pain. Quell is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Baby Check

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This wearable monitor can track a baby’s temperature, body position, sleep and medicine administration using a companion mobile app. DK Tek Innovations is currently seeking $35,000 on Kickstarter.

Yerka

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This integrated system will make your bike “unstealable,” along with soon-to-be added Bluetooth connectivity that’ll give you the ability control its lock from your smartphone. Yerka is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

10 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Qduino Mini

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This Arduino-compatible board features a built-in battery charger and fuel gauge. Qtechknow is currently seeking $12,500 on Kickstarter.

Ringo

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This palm-sized, Arduino-based digital pet robot is packed with an accelerometer, gyrosocope, 6x RGB LED lights, sound, and communication sensors. Plum Geek is currently seeking $12,000 on Kickstarter.

Sesame

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This smart device will let you enter your home with a secret knock on either the door or phone, thereby replacing your keys in a matter of seconds. Sesame is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

FlexCharger

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This all-in-one charging station allows simultaneous charging for multiple smart devices. FlexCharger is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Woolet

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This next-generation, Bluetooth-enabled wallet keeps your cash and cards safe. Woolet is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Smart Rope

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This LED-embedded jump rope connects to your smartphone and creates an “anywhere, anytime” fitness experience. Tangram Factory is currently seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter.

STACKER

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This inexpensive, commercial-grade 3D printer offers high speed, a large build volume, and is specially-designed for composite filaments. STACKER is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

MIDIWidget

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This widget makes it easy to control real-world things using MIDI messages from your computer or controller. MIDIWidget is currently seeking $6,000 on Kickstarter.

FOGO Adventure Gadget

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This device boasts a flashlight, GPS, Bluetooth, a backup battery and a digital walkie-talkie, making for the ultimate adventure gadget. FOGO is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.

SPARK Electron

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This tiny Arduino-like cellular development kit comes with a SIM card and an affordable data plan for low-bandwidth things. Spark.IO is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

10 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the last seven days. 


ISS Above HD+

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This Raspberry Pi gadget lights up whenever the International Space Station is nearby with live HD video and wearable LEDs. ISS-Above is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Radium

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This next-generation, pocket-sized geiger counter enables data to be wirelessly recorded on a mobile device. Radium is currently seeking €100,000 on Kickstarter.

Neo

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The world’s first smart jar is equipped to provide users with real-time nutrition, healthy recipes and zero touch shopping. Neo is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

ZRRO

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This system is comprised of a standalone Android-based console that connects to any TV to make it smart, along with a touchpad used to play games right from the couch. ZRRO is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.

UnaliWear Kanega Watch

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The so-called “wearable OnStar for seniors,” this watch offers discreet support for falls, medication reminders and a safeguard against wandering. UnaliWear is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

iTraq

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This geolocation device allows for tracking anywhere that there is cellular service, determining its position and location in the world using cell towers. iTraq is currently seeking $35,000 on Indiegogo.

Beam

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This smart projector assists users in their daily activities, simply controlled by a smartphone or tablet. Beam Labs is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.

CogniToys

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These Internet-connected toys are capable of listening, speaking and simultaneously evolving with children, bringing a new element of personalized, education to playtime. Elemental Path is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Where’s Wallet

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These connected wallets are embedded with thin, unobtrusive sensors that let owners track their belongings using an accompanying app. Mijlo is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Pigeon

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This Wi-Fi-enabled digital frame is designed to make it easier for parents to share kid photos and videos with loved ones. TimeWyse is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.