Many parents constantly check on their newborn baby as they sleep to ensure they’re breathing and healthy all snug in their crib. Now, parents can be more at ease with a wearable ‘smart’ swaddle that monitors and senses a child’s breathing motion.
Nanit, creators of a smart baby monitor and sleep tracker, announced their new monitoring solution known as Breathing Wear at CES 2019.
“Nanit is the only monitoring solution that puts your baby’s sleep development in your hands,” said Nanit co-founder & CEO Dr. Assaf Glazer. “We are excited to introduce Breathing Wear at CES, as it helps provide parents with a complete picture of their baby’s night and gives them the confidence and assurance they need when they put their baby into the crib.”
When paired with Nanit’s HD camera, parents have a bird’s-eye view of their child in the crib, while the camera’s advanced sensors notice motion down to the pixel level. These sensors provide parents with information about their baby’s sleep patterns and progress. With Breathing Wear, Nanit can monitor a child’s breathing motion by reading the patterns on the fabric of the Nanit Swaddle or Breathing Band. The shapes, colors, and ink on the fabric are engineered to be read by the Nanit camera no matter how much your child twists and turns.
Additionally, Breathing Wear offers a natural solution that doesn’t require sensors to stick to the skin or disrupt the child’s comfort. Parents only need to wrap their baby with the Breathing Band or Nanit Swaddle, tap their child on the screen in the Nanit app, and the Nanit will automatically start tracking the child’s breathing motion and sleep. Nanit also provides real-time alerts to notify users if breathing motion isn’t detected.
“Nanit is a team of PhD’s who developed a system to help babies sleep more successfully. Moving beyond the camera, they can now have a comprehensive system help monitor the health and well-being. If future systems aren’t fully integrated like Nanit, they simply won’t exist,” said Mark Suster, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures.