Being a new parent in a connected and busy world can be daunting. BabyBit: The Baby Monitor has that in mind as it keeps parents connected to their babies. With automaker Jaguar Land Rover’s backing — the monitor being a Jaguar Land Rover tech incubator project — the development team asked themselves “how can we provide useful and timely information to parents when they are away from their baby while simultaneously helping them feel more connected?”
Thus, the BabyBit was born. The little device tells parents where the baby is located, who the baby is with, and what their baby happens to be doing. All of this is sent out in a handy notification to mobile devices. Unlike traditional baby monitors, here’s what the BabyBit has to offer:
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
BabyBit uses mobile technology that turns raw data into meaningful insights. Parents can receive notifications about the baby’s level of comfort, ambient air temperature, location, whether or not baby is asleep, and more.
- NOTIFICATIONS AT A GLANCE
BabyBit delivers alerts of critical events like the baby being picked up or dropped off by a new caregiver, or the caregiver being unable to console the baby. Notifications are configurable to the needs of each parent.
- DETAILS AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
Aside from instant notifications, parents can launch the app to get more detailed intelligence — including whether or not the baby is crying and how far away the baby is from the caregiver.
- EASE OF USE
After attaching the BabyBit sensor to a baby’s clothing, parents can add as many caregivers as they’d like within the free iOS or Android app — plus recharge the device with a simple USB cable.
The BabyBit sensor features a gyro/accelerometer, thermal sensor, and digital mems microphone. The 3.3V rechargeable battery lasts 72 hours on a single charge and is rechargeable via an included microUSB cable.
Currently, the project is up on Indiegogo and it’s looking for a $50,000 backing. With a $99 investment for the early bird special, you’ll be one of the first people to get the BabyBit when it becomes available in November. If you’re interested in seeing how it works, the below Indiegogo campaign video shows off what you can expect from the device.
With 19 days left, the campaign has hit $19,728 of its $50,000 goal. If you’re interested in the campaign you can access it via the source link below. What are your thoughts on having a connected baby? Does the BabyBit interest you as a parent? Let us know in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: BabyBit on Indiegogo