Bear | Bɛ |
A large, heavy mammal which walks on the soles of its feet, having thick fur and a very short tail. Bears are related to the dog family but have an omnivorous diet.
A teddy bear.
Location / London
Budget / £100
Size / 250mm h
Completed / June 2010
Medi Bear is a scientific prototype bear for children between the ages of 3 - 8 years old to monitor well being. The bear collects daily DNA and urine samples to monitor substance abuse and relay early warning signs of health risks.
With the current expanding market for interactive toys and medical innovation in scientific tools, Medi Bear essentially creates a more friendly interactive product that can be personalised.