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[International CES 2015] Mondevices to highlight Monbaby
By Mondevices 2014-12-23
Monbaby is the only smart baby monitor to fit in a button. It detects infant’s breathing movements, measures activity level and position during sleep.
Mondevices Inc., creator of the award-winning Monbaby technology and wearable device/baby monitor available in a “smart” button, will be exhibiting at Booth # 73367 at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from Sands Expo Level 2, Halls A-C and Venetian Level 2, January 6 through 9th, 2015. Monbaby is an award-winning baby monitor that snaps onto any article of a child’s clothing, through the patented MonSnap® technology just like a button.
Monbaby tracks your baby’s breathing movement, activity level and sleep position, transmitting these important alerts directly to your smartphone. It gives peace of mind to anxious parents and improves sleep for the whole family. The Monbaby app (iPhone or Android) receives your baby’s patterns five times per second from the wearable button and displays them in an easy-to-understand manner.
Monbaby is used in three easy steps:
1. Clip Monbaby to your child’s pajamas or clothing
2. Connect Monbaby to your iPhone or Android phone
3. Monitor vital signs in real time
"When my first son was born, I suffered from increased anxiety,” says MonBaby founder and CTO and the inventor of the MonBaby, Arturas Vaitaitis. “I couldn’t sleep. I would wake up at all hours of the night to check on him to make sure he is breathing, and would end up waking him up in the process. I had to come up with a solution.”
That solution came in the form of a small, battery-powered device unlike anything else on the market. MonBaby is outfitted with sensor precise enough to detect the faintest movement of a baby’s breath that can pick up irregularities instantaneously. The app sends an audible alert signal directly to mom or dad’s phone and allows parents to fine-tune alerts based on specific conditions–for example, being notified if a baby rolls onto his or her stomach.
“All new parents should know that sleeping on the stomach is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) because of an increased risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome),” says Lev Grzhonko, co-founder and CEO of Monbaby. “MonBaby helps parents to respond quickly, keeping baby safe from dangerous conditions. You can opt to receive an audible alarm on your smartphone every time your baby rolls onto her stomach."
MonBaby has been in development for two years and is currently in the manufacturing stage. It’s already garnering praise and recognition, winning the Wearable Technology prize in the Smart Clothing category at the 2014 Innovation World Cup in Munich, Germany. Early this year, MonDevices launched a Kickstarter campaign and successfully raised more than $16,000 to aid in the manufacturing process. MonBaby will have implications not just for infants, but for all ages; it can alert parents when an older child leaves a specified area and detect if he or she has a dangerous accident, like a fall.
Monbaby will retail for $169.
The tech specs
MonBaby sends raw data measured by MEMS Freescale 14bit accelerometer to a smartphone over Bluetooth 4.0 supported by TI SoC CC2541. Measurements are done in real-time, five times per second, and transmitted to a smartphone app (iPhone or Android), which displays information in a convenient, easy-to-understand manner. The sensor is powered by 3V coin-cell battery, providing five weeks of constant use and up to one year of use when set to passive mode. The antenna range is 200 feet, which covers most homes.