Track Baby's Health by 'Smart' Socks

Now baby's heart rate and oxygen can be monitored from your smartphone, a US baby product company claims to have created the world's first 'smart sock' that lets parents monitor their baby's vital signs through a smartphone while he sleeps.

Track Baby's Health by 'Smart' Socks 

"Every parent knows what it's like to lay in bed and stress about whether your child is breathing," said Jacob Colvin, founder of the company.

According to the company, ”The sock transmits a child's heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, sleep quality, and sleep position (rollover alerts) to a parent's smartphone or other Internet-based device”.
The monitor continues to work as long as it fits the child's foot, and it has been beta tested on infants up to two years old. Heart rate and oxygen levels are found using an innovative four sensor pulse oximeter.

"A hospital pulse oximeter costs parents around a thousand dollars. We are so excited that we can offer peace of mind to parents at a financially feasible price," said Kurt Workman Owlet Founder/CEO of Owlet Baby Care Home.
Additional features include Rollover Alerts, skin temperature, and sleep-quality tracking.

This monitor is also the first "wearable technology" in the infant space and is especially unique because it applies a safe, proven hospital technology in a new way: utilising multiple sensors, so it can grow with your child.

Hospital pulse oximeters only allow for one combination of light and sensor, making Owlet's monitor a vast improvement over current technology. The new design allows the Owlet monitor to automatically adjust data read for foot growth, movement, and various levels of ambient light," said Zack Bombsta, Chief Engineering Officer.


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Write by: RC - Thursday, August 29, 2013

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