The Watch List is an ongoing series that focuses on CE start-ups reaching out to consumers via crowdfunding and other non-traditional methods.
OK, the name is silly, but the company behind this product hopes to help parents and doctors diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with a simple DIY kit. According to the Indiegogo campaign, OSA has symptoms that can mimic ADHD, and the process to diagnose OSA can be intimidating for children.
Selling Point: No, don’t take medical advice from the Internet, but the unobtrusiveness of this potential product simplifies digital health in a way that could be life-changing for children.
Created by Loop Labs, the stick-on Notion sensors can be placed anywhere in the home, with each sensor able to perform a variety of functions. A single sensor and hub carries a $129 price tag in the Kickstarter campaign.
Selling Point: Because the Notion sensors have multifunction capabilities, they carry a flexibility that other smart-home sensors do not. Consumers are afforded the ability to change their minds if they want the device to perform a different task.
Marrying eco-friendly with user-friendly, the plug-in solar charger claims it can charge a device as fast a wall charger via its multi-directional design. It’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter and will carry a suggested retail of $49.99 to $54.99.
Selling Point: Portable? Check. Good for Earth? Check. Low Price? Check (ish). I’d be happy to never buy another charging cube again if this works as promised.