Glüxkind Technologies is among the BC-based companies showing off their tech at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show.
Glüxkind is showcasing a combined hardware and software product—baby stroller Ella—at the famous annual trade show in Las Vegas.
Designed by “parents with sky-high standards,” the Vancouver startup’s AI-powered Smart Stroller includes features like Automatic Rock-My-Baby and a built-in White Noise Machine, according to the company’s website—as well as essential low-tech features like ample storage, modular components, and telescoping handlebars.
A dual-motor system helps Ella tackle hills, while an intelligent adaptive braking system guards the stroller from running away, even downhill, Glüxkind notes.
The AI stroller increases both parent convenience and child safety over traditional models, believes cofounder Kevin Huang.
“With Glüxkind’s Ella, we aim to make parenting easier, starting with the key piece of parenting equipment, the baby stroller,” stated CEO Huang last year. “We believe in empowering our families with safe, convenient, and seamless products.”
Founded in 2020 by Huang and Anne Hunger after they became parents, Glüxkind was named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree in November for Ella.
“The development has been driven by our own experience as new parents,” said Hunger at the time. “Supporting the next generations of parents with an incredible product is what motivates us every day.”
Huang and Hunger named their company after the German word glückskind, which translates roughly to “lucky child.”
“The word Glückskind is especially common in fairytales,” explains Hunger. “We want parents to experience just as many magical moments with their little ones while they are out and about as they do during story time.”
The startup is aiming to have Ella in the hands of parents this year.
CES takes place January 5 through 8.