A new addition to the hundreds of baby-trackers in the market is a child’s breathing tracker. Claimed to be legitimate concern for the babies’ parents, the system called Raybaby, is supported as part of Johnson & Johnson and HAX’s joint health initiative
“Currently there are tons of baby monitors on the market that give you a ton of endless data that has no meaning,” said co-founder and CEO Ranjana Nair, “and there are vital monitors that require you to put trackers on the baby’s body.”
To determine the breathing, Raybaby’s system utilizes radar to detect minute movements in a sleeping child’s chest. The system, which looks like a relatively unremarkable baby monitor, is designed to be kept as far as eight feet away.
From that distance, it’s able to detect chest movements down to 0.5 millimeters, determining the sleeping child’s respiratory rate with more than 98 percent accuracy, according to the startup. The system sends alerts to a connected app if a problem is detected. It also serves as a basic sleep tracker, telling the parent how long the baby has slept and sending an alert when it wakes up.
Keeping in mind the social media activities of contemporary times, the system also builds a photo/video collage of the baby for posterity.
The system has hit Kickstarter recently and has already surpassed its goal. Early buyers can still grab a unit for a $129 assurance, with shipping scheduled for September.