Babys’ First Wearable Electronics – Mimo By Rest Devices
You are never too young for your first wearable electronics, at least according to Rest Devices.
They’ve announced a baby sleep shirt with sensors to monitor a child’s temperature, breathing, body movements and sleep position.
The ” Mimo ” connects wirelessly through Bluetooth to its companion base-station, which in turn sends the information to an app on Mom’s, Dad’s or the Nanny’s smartphone. Both iOS and Android are supported, with no information as yet on Window’s platforms.
The wearable electronics clothing market has sometimes struggled with providing a product that has a real function while also being practical. LED T-shirts showing Space Invaders are a fun novelty item, but don’t really address a market issue. And you can’t machine wash them.
However, Mimo is machine washable and serves a purpose – it may help with preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Using customizable alerts, the Mimo sensors can send a message if the baby’s breathing stops for unusual lengths of time.
Rest Devices touts their new smart sleepwear as being made from all organic cotton and “tested by babies and approved by mothers”. The company expects to have retail quantities available in January 2014, with a price of $199 for three “onesies” and the base-station. Up next for Rest Devices is a smart bottle and warming unit that will let parents know how much milk a baby is drinking.
(Image Credit – Rest Devices)
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