Any parent whose child has a food allergy has experienced this unforgettable scene: at least 50 different types of extracts were carefully placed on our son’s tiny back, and then he was pricked with a sharp object. He was barely one year old. The test quickly revealed that Derek was allergic to eggs and peanuts, among other things. We could not believe that our little boy had potentially fatal food allergies. We lived in complete fear. We desperately wanted to put a “No Peanuts!!” sign on his forehead. So we began to brainstorm many different ideas. We needed something that could alert people to his food allergies to protect our little boy, before a cure is found. And that’s how AllerblingTM came about. Read the whole story.
AllerblingTM is a visual educational tool and a conversation piece that has the potential to save children’s lives by raising awareness of a child’s food allergies. AllerblingTM is cute and approachable, so kids will want to wear it. Yet it is clearly marked as a medical product for children’s caregivers. It displays the iconic symbols of the food products that are risky to the children, so their teachers and caregivers can be constantly reminded at a glance. We believe the AllerblingTM wristband will help young children, ages three and up; as they learn to read and talk about the ingredients in the food they eat; and what is not safe for them. It is a product that reduces children’s health risk and that is no child’s play!
Hsinhan and Qunli Wu, Founders