From Wearable Thermometers to Plush Wellness Toys

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 4, 2015
When they can be, kids are often quite vocal about how they are feeling, but powerful child health monitoring tools backed by data are now making it easier for parents to tap into a child's health in real-time.

Now that wearable technology is being embraced by many adults, this technology is also being tailored for the purposes of tracking a child's fitness, health and wellness levels. As well as helping parents to get more involved and aware, the data collected is also useful for passing off to healthcare professionals during a routine or emergency check-up.

In order to have the most appeal and efficiency, these child-tracking tools tend to take the form of apps, toys, wristbands or even biometric garments that attempt to approach health with prevention.