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Jerry the Bear

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An interactive teddybear educating and comforting children with type 1 diabetes

By taking care of Jerry’s diabetes, children learn about the daily routines of diabetes care. With the accompanied app, children count carbs, monitor Jerry’s blood sugar, and give Jerry insulin. Jerry is beloved by over 5,000 children with type 1 diabetes worldwide.

Partner Organization

Beyond Type 1

Website

jerrythebear.com

Awards

  • Most Creative Award – DiabetesMine Challenge
  • Good Magazine Best of Design
  • Nominet Trust 100
  • NIH SBIR Award

My Special Aflac Duck

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A social robot comforting children undergoing cancer treatments

Children learn how to express difficult emotions to caregivers through the duck and the accompanying accessories. With the provided app, children play soothing soundscapes, do medical play, and administer chemotherapy to their duck. Provided at no cost to families, over 13,000 ducks have impacted children in the U.S. and Japan.

Partner Organization

Aflac

Website

aflacchildhoodcancer.org

Awards

  • Time Magazine’s Best Invention
  • CES Best of Innovation
  • SXSW Interactive Innovation Award
  • Cannes Silver Lion
  • Platinum SABRE Award

Purrble

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An interactive companion helping children feel calm and build resilience

Purrble is designed from multi-year research on play-based methodology on helping children feel calm and focused. When Purrble is startled, children pet and care for their companion by slowing their heartbeat to a gentle purr. As children calm Purrble, they learn how to calm themselves.