Orlando, Fla. (April 6, 2020) – Pink Lotus Technologies has received a significant boost from NASA as it refines its technology aimed at keeping children safe.
The organization has awarded the UCF Business Incubation Program client a license to utilize its biometric technology for integration into Pink Lotus’ flagship POMM® device for child safety.
The patented technology serves as a biometric indicium to authenticate or decline the identity of the child or parent prior to removing the POMM® device from the child’s wrist.
“I have been on a mission from day one to create an outstanding device to protect the young and innocent from the many harms they face every day,” says Maryann Kilgallon, CEO & founder, Pink Lotus Technologies. “I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to announce what we have been working on for many months with NASA.”
Two years ago, after watching the news about a child dying in a day care van, Kilgallon began to design a new wearable device for children under 10 years old. The device automatically monitors the child’s precise location, vital signs and provides a notification to the parent if the child is in danger or leaves a preset location.
At the time, Kilgallon was a program assistant at the University of Central Florida. Months later she resigned from her position and founded the company, filed for a patent and federal trademark on the device and started working on the device full time.
The product specifically addresses a significant issue in America. Every nine days, a child in America dies from being forgotten in a hot car. Each year, more than 600,000 children are abused by their caregiver.
The biometric technology from NASA adds a significant layer of security by tracking biometrics through a method and associated system to identify a person based on the use of electrical signals associated with heart wave statistical parameters that are serialized, saved and stored in the POMM® software app.
The NASA technology differs from other biometrics – such as facial recognition, fingerprints & iris scans – in a variety of ways, such as:
- Being more accurate and precise
- Fingerprints can be cloned/replicated
- Iris scanning is difficult and requires correct positioning and hygiene is not good
- Facial requires higher cost equipment
- This is non-touch and infection free and does not transfer germs.
The POMM® security device is scheduled to be available by mid-summer 2020 through its website at PommConnect.com ®
For more information media should contact –
Pink Lotus Technologies: Maryann Kilgallon, CEO, 407-575-4912, firstname.lastname@example.org
UCF Business Incubation Program: Michael Weiss, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, (321) 281-8384, Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com
Pink Lotus Technologies
Pink Lotus Technologies LLC, founded in October 2017 by Maryann Kilgallon, is an Orlando, FL-based technology firm, whose sole purpose is to create consumer brands that help families live happy, safer lives. Pink Lotus Technologies plans on building strategic partnerships with hospitals, pediatricians and work closely with daycare centers to continue working on solutions to keep our children safe.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With nine facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.