[KIMES 2018 Preview] Mobiu Showcases to Stop Thumb Sucking Device 'CareThumb'

2018-02-05, 유은정 reporter

Mobiu, the world's first innovative product, "Wearable IV Pole (EZpole)" service for patients receiving IV bags in hospitals will introduce 'CareThumb' to Stop Thumb Sucking at 'KIMES 2018' which is run from 15th to 18th of March at COEX.

CareThumb is a product that correct the habit of finger-sucking, which is naturally formed from about 1 to 12 months after the baby is ingested with nutrients such as breast-feeding.

The product is free of bisphenol A (BPA) and is made of a colorless, odorless silicone material that is harmless to the baby.

"CareThumb" is a small size for children 1 to 2 years old, a large size for 3 to 6 year olds, a "CareThumb + Finger" for indexing and stopping, a Free Size for 1 to 6 year olds Three models were released.

It is the first product in the world to combine both "CareThumb" and "CareThumb + finger", it can be worn for 3 to 4 weeks for easy and effective correction of children's finger sucking habits.

Most of the products that correct the existing finger-sucking habits have the inconvenience of obstructing the child's thumb movement because the silicone tube is placed over the entire thumb to prevent the children from sucking their thumbs.

It also pointed out the disadvantages of inhibiting the child's finger or developmental function.

On the other hand, "CareThumb" is an ergonomic design that is integrated with a wrist band that opens the inside of the thumb, allowing the child to naturally bend the thumb in the palm of the hand while wearing the product.

Therefore, the child can wear the product for a long time without inconvenience, and the parent can easily wear and remove the product on the child's wrist.

"While children's finger-sucking behaviors are natural in the process of growing infants and young children, it is very difficult to correct them if the Sucking Finger behavior continues until after the age of 4 to 6 and becomes habitual," said Mr. Hyung-seok, Kim.

He said, "If you keep growing your finger habits to your children, you should calibrate it because it can damage not only your fingers but also your child's healthy teeth."

CareThumb is a "2017 Good Design product" sponsored by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Meanwhile, KIMES 2018 is the biggest international medical and hospital equipment exhibition of Korea. KIMES sets the stage for introduction of latest tools and technology that may aid in the healthcare industry etc. in the Hospitals and Medical Equipments industry.

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