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We are very excited about the release of The Zaky mobile app. Download it and be part of it!
The app is years in the making and commemorates May 15th as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, and the 20th birthday of Zachary Jackson, the Chief Inspirational Officer (CIO) of Nurtured by Design.
Here is some info about the app:
OBJECTIVE OF THE APP: Continuing with our commitment to raising the practice, safety, education, and awareness of kangaroo care worldwide, The Zaky smartphone application's main objective is to make kangaroo care count globally.
The Zaky Experience improves kangaroo care safety, duration and frequency and with The Zaky ZAK, the app keeps track of kangaroo care and provides a learn module written by experts. It also tracks and logs other activities and developmental information and has a journal.
The Zaky application contains a user-centered graphical interface and provides the parents with information on the importance of kangaroo care, enabling them to be active participants in improving the practice, communicate and share with others to win Kangaroo-a-thons!
INTENDED USERS: The app is for new parents: expecting parents, parents of babies in NICU, those being discharged, well babies at home, and babies in other intensive care units 0-3 years old, however the main activity is kangaroo care (babies weighing 1-15 lbs). Others use it as members of a baby's group.
PRICE: The app is free.
DEVICES: iPhone, iPad, or Android
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French
BABY'S GROUPS: Parents may invite other people (nurses, drs, therapists, advocates, friends, family, caregivers, etc) to their “baby’s group” and select the activities to share, track, and journal. Caregivers, advocates, nurses or doctor may be invited and access the info (informally, not official records) and if they leave the baby with someone else they can see what is happening.
Only parents may invite guests to their baby's group. Parents may register several babies, and members can join different groups.
KANGAROO-A-THON: The parent may invite the Kangaroo-a-thon's administrator to the baby's group so the admin can see the kangaroo care for every baby in the team. Contact us if you have any questions or would like a demo on how to do it email email@example.com
REAL TIME: As soon as an activity is tracked, the account is updated for all the members.
TRACKING AND LOGS:
LEARN: We will be adding more modules, and will improve it as we raise funds to improve it. Parents will have access to the latest information, evidence-based practices, and how best care for their infants, kangaroo care, and other subjects that we will be adding periodically.
WHO IS THE DEVELOPER? This app was developed by Nurtured by Design with collaboration of hundreds of parents and staff, developers, engineers, UX/UI experts, and in partnership with the Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes Group of the Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health Program (Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland) and in collaboration with Dr. Ashley Weber and the PREEMIE PROGRESS Lab at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Ohio, United States.
WHO FUNDED THE APP? The Zaky app is funded by Nurtured by Design and a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
WHAT IS NEXT? We will be adding more LEARN modules periodically,
Happy 10th anniversary of Kangaroo Dare Day on May 15, 2021 (and happy birthday, Zachary!)