VersaMe Starling

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VersaMe Starling is a science-backed, wearable device to boost brain development in young children. Research shows the number of words a child hears throughout the day strongly predicts future vocabulary, IQ and emotional well-being.

Starling keeps a running count of spoken words—by and to your child—through direct, verbal engagement. Pair it with the VersaMe app to set word count goals, monitor engagement progress and set challenges. Shaped like a friendly little star, it is soft, seamless and safe—attaching to baby clothes via a tethered magnet. Design is good when it’s in perfect harmony with the user, and even better if its value extends into a lifelong benefit like Starling.

Designed by: Dan Harden, Hiro Teranishi, Wei Gu

Contact: Sieglinde VanDamme