Lovey, a device that monitors kids’ whereabouts and their environment, is the first winner in the Visionary track of Intel’s “Make It Wearable” challenge.
The challenge has two tracks. the “Visionary,” which requires a general idea accompanied with a 1-minute video, and the “Development,” which is considerably more rigorous and for which winners get $50,000 in funding.
For the Visionary challenge, “ideas will be judged by experts, and advanced based on disruptiveness and potential for positive impact.” There are five rounds of Visionary challenges a year; the winner in each round will win $5,000.
The other finalists are a pretty interesting bunch, too:
- Wisdom Tooth, an implantable that tracks oral health
- Peltier Jacket, outerwear than harnesses movement to generate electrical power
- Run n Read, a monitor that tracks head movement to sync movement with a display
- Clothes Can Breathe, photosynthetic clothing