Rest Devices, a Boston, MA start-up is set to launch the Mimo baby monitor in January 2014 through nationwide retail stores. The Mimo baby monitor helps parents remotely track their infant’s sleep and biometric data, and consists of three parts: the Kimono, the Turtle and the Lilypad station. The Kimono is an organic cotton onesie with machine washable sensors that is worn by the baby when sleeping. It also houses the Turtle that helps track of the baby’s respiration, skin temperature, body position and activity levels.The Turtle then conveys this information through low energy Bluetooth to the base station called Lilypad that is placed in the baby’s sleep room. The Lilypad is connected to the home Wi-Fi network and after processing the information received from the Turtle transmits it to a smartphone app for parents to view the baby’s sleep behavior in real time The parent can also use the smartphone app to see their baby’s sleep trends and set alerts when the baby wakes up and when the baby’s body or room temperatures run high.
The Mimo Turtle is charged by removing it from the Kimono and placing it on the Lilypad. The Lilypad is able to communicate with a smartphone as long as the Lilypad has Wi-Fi access and the smartphone has data connectivity. The Mimo Lilypad even has an inbuilt microphone that allows parents to hear their baby when it wakes up through real time streaming to the app. The Mimo app is available for both iOS as well as Android based devices.
Starting in January 2014, parents can buy a Mimo starter package for $199 through nationwide retail stores, which includes 3 Kimonos, 1 Lilypad and 1 Turtle.
Product page: The Mimo Baby Monitor…
(hat tip: The Wall Street Journal)