Partnership with Sproutel gets funded, $50,000!
The Rhode Island Innovation Voucher submitted in partnership with Sproutel was selected for funding! Looking forward to working with Sproutel and Jerry the Bear!
Sproutel, Inc. and Brown University are partnering to assess the effectiveness of the Jerry the Bear platform and a new prototype for delivering healthcare information to children. Sproutel has developed and produced Jerry the Bear, an interactive toy for children with type 1 diabetes that helps them learn about their medical procedures and treatment through play. The effectiveness of the current iteration of Jerry the Bear and the new prototype will be tested against one another, and against participant baselines regarding diabetes management prior to receiving Jerry the Bear. This research will help Sproutel expand the Jerry the Bear platform, and help the team gain knowledge regarding its psychosocial benefits.