AYE

Spotted by Jana Rudnik
DESCRIPTION

AYE was created as a team project for The Wearables for Good Challenge (UNICEF, Arm, Frog). “A global call-to-action to develop innovative, affordable solutions to make wearables and sensor technology a game-changer for women and children across the world. A challenge to design wearable and sensor technology that serves people in resource constrained environments. (source)”We started from the highlighted causes of The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and more specifically Goal 4: Reduce child mortality. From there further research revealed a very critical area that is in dire need of innovation: “Vitamin A deficiency affects about 250 million preschool children in low-income countries that lead to the preventable blindness and other severe sicknesses. This unnecessary suffer can be stopped by the provision of high doses of vitamin A every 6 months until the age of 5 years (WHO, 2015).” We decided to focus on creating a wearable that could address this issue.