Preventable Accidents are the #1 Killer of Kids in the U.S.
Injury is the #1 killer of children and teens in the United States. In the latest year for stats, more than 9,000 youth age 0-19 died from unintentional injuries in the United States. Millions more children suffer injuries requiring treatment in the emergency department. Leading causes of child injury include motor vehicle crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls.1 Child injury is predictable and preventable. It is also among the most under-recognized public health problems facing our country today.
Progress has been made in preventing child injury. Child injury death rates have decreased 29% in the last decade.2 Yet injury is still the leading cause of death for children and teens. More can be done to keep our children safe.
Here are some sobering stats:
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury death overall, and especially for teens.
- For infants, suffocation is the biggest risk of injury death.
- Drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children age 1-4.
- Fires, burns, and falls are other common causes for all age groups.
wheresie can help reduce those deaths!
Meet Wheresie. The child safety smart clip and app designed to prevent accidents and save lives. Where your child is close and safe even when far away.
As parents, our first instinct is to protect our children and keep them safe. Unfortunately, we hear news reports all the time about children forgotten in hot cars and child drownings.
We developed Wheresie to prevent these kinds of accidents. Knowing most people carry their smartphone near them at all times, we went about creating a device that attaches safely to your child and virtually “leashes” them to you through a smartphone application. If your child ventures beyond a preset distance from you or caregiver in charge of your child, you receive an immediate alert on your Smartphone.
We are working hard to get Wheresie to market. We have a prototype and have done the intitial work to ensure the product is CPSIA compliant. We developed a custom circuit board for the device, sourced the parts and production partners are lined up and ready. Our programming engineers are poised to make final adjustments to the iOs application and interface. Branding and packaging design are finalized.
What’s next? Our first production run. But we need your help to make it happen! Please DONATE or PRE-ORDER through Kickstarter and consider sharing it with your friends and family. Let’s work together to keep our children close and safe.
We thank you for your support!