Wearable baby monitors are gaining up speed in the world of gadgets made for newborns, no matter if they come as a button or a strap-on for their little arms or legs. MonBaby is one such smart baby monitor that will surely help parents get rid of anxiety.
Most conventional baby monitors have a steep learning curve, not to mention that they can break pretty easily. MonBaby, on the other hand, was designed to look like an oversized button, so not only is it easy to use, but it also is inconspicuous for the baby, who really won’t be able to tell he’s this well protected. Bear in mind that the design of this wearable monitor is only one of its strong points.
“When my first son was born, I suffered from increased anxiety,” explained Arturas Vaitaitis, MonDevices’ founder and CTO. “I couldn’t sleep. I would wake up at all hours of the night to check on him, and would end up waking him up in the process. For me, my son sleeping on his stomach was a big concern because of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). It was taking a toll on all aspects of my life, and I had to find a solution.”
Vaitaitis proceeded to developing MonBaby, a smart baby monitor with a 3V coin-cell CR2032 battery that lasts for up to two months, attaches easily to the baby’s outfit and connects to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to provide relevant data about the baby’s wellbeing. Breathing rate, movement level and sleep position are tracked, and in case anything is out of order, parents get a notification on their smartphone. A proximity monitor and fall detection were also integrated, for an even greater care.
This is the second time Mondevices turns to Kickstarter to get their MonBaby wearable baby monitor funded. Back in May, their funding goal was not reached, so they decided to try again, and they must be really glad they did. The crowdfunding campaign that ended two days ago was successful, so people who have backed the project with $89 as an early bird or with $109 as a loyal supporter will get the MonBaby monitor in a button, along with the iOS or Android app, in December 2014.
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