Virtual pet evolves as kids drink more water

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We’ve seen how teens can learn about coding through friendship bracelets and throwable computers. Taking a similar peer-to-peer approach, Gululu have developed a wifi-connected water bottle that makes staying hydrated fun for young children. Embedded sensors on the water bottles enable children to interact with a tamagotchi-style pet on a screen. Kids first chose a pet, and set goals according to their age and size. As they hit their drinking target day-to-day, their pet evolves and grows, and can be taken on virtual adventures in the Gululu Universe on a companion app. The smart bottles come with wireless charging stations,…

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