Sufficient exposure to spoken language seems to be an important parameter for healthy development of young children. Moreover, the child’s own word usage is an important indicator and can point to whether the child is progressing at a proper clip. The Starling device is a clip-on tracker able to count how many words the child says and hears throughout the day.
The Starling pairs with the parent’s smartphone and updates its count and time spent hearing words on a daily basis, also keeping a lifetime score since the device was first used. You can set daily goals, with the app reminding you when the child didn’t receive enough verbal interaction. It also suggests activities and relevant info the parent can use to spur better speech development.
Some details about the Starling:
- Size: About the size of a pacifier.
- Weight: As much as a pack of gum.
- Battery Life: 5 days. We recommend recharging the Starling while your little one sleeps.
- Waterproof: You bet. We have kids. Things sometimes “accidentally” end up in the bathtub.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy. Bluetooth LE is safer than watching kitten videos on your phone, but as an added
- feature, we’ve built the Starling so it’ll transfer data only when you tell it to.
- Light: Real-time feedback at your fingertips. Tap the button and the Starling will blink every time it hears you say a word.
- When the light blinks green, it means you’ve hit your goal for the day. When it blinks red, you’ve still got some talking to do.
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