An African summit with an American president and a Croatian entrepreneur.
Young Croatian entrepreneur Josipa Majić was the star of this year’s session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit recently held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, according to a report in Vecernji List on July 28, 2015. Josipa Majić was invited by US President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to open the summit.
Josipa Majić is an entrepreneur and an innovator. Together with Ana Burić, she has founded a company that has offices in Zagreb and London and has launched the project Teddy the Guardian, a smart toy for sick children which uses sensors to monitor patient’s vital signs. It is meant to be used in hospitals because it can subtly measure heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and temperature. It was presented last year at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Children have to squeeze the bear’s right paw for a few seconds, and application designed by the businesswomen then immediately sends health information to a smart phone. All parameters are automatically associated with a user profile, so it is very easy to follow the patient’s previous data. Electronic parts are protected by silicone, so children are not in contact with the electronics, while the toy can be safely and easily disinfected.