Owlet is a revolutionary baby monitor that alerts parents if their child stops breathing or has irregular vital signs in the night. Check out our media page for pictures and videos to see how it works. *Patent pending
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The Owlet Baby Monitor, being developed by students at Brigham Young University, monitors baby’s heart-rate and breathing, and it looks like a sock. The unit stays put, strapped to baby’s foot while he or she sleeps. According to the website, “The Owlet Baby Monitor is a proactive health monitor for sleeping infants that alerts parents if their child stops breathing, experiences a drop in blood-oxygen levels, or has irregular vital signs.” Parents receive the alerts on their smartphones.
According to a BYU news release, the purpose of the product is to reduce the number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases. The CDC reports that over 2,000 infants in America die from SIDS each year. “Our hope is that we can give parents time to react and see that something’s wrong before it’s too late,” said Jacob Colvin, student and father of two.
The product isn’t available commercially yet, but it’s possible that the device could be in stores in the future. Colvin and his team recently took first place at the Student Innovator of the Year competition.
From their website: A video about how the product works: http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/652909/Owlet-Video
The Owlet Baby Monitor is a proactive health monitor for sleeping infants that alerts parents if their child stops breathing, experiences a drop in blood-oxygen levels, or has irregular vital signs. In essence, it alerts parents to health problems as they happen.
Every new parent worries about their child. It comes with the territory. All parents hold the health and safety of their children as a number one priority. In addition to SIDS, many respiratory and digestive illnesses worry parents and can affect a baby’s ability to breathe. Parents of children with these conditions cannot supervise their baby’s breathing all night and are often forced to allow their children to sleep unsupervised, knowing that their breathing could become tragically impaired. Over 500,000 premature babies are born every year in the United States, one of the main issues facing premature babies is their lung development. Other infants face serious cardio and respiratory problems. The Owlet Baby Monitor helps parents track their infants conditions and alerts them if they need medical attention.
This would be a great product for all parents to help decrease stress levels when their children are sleeping. It can also be helpful for children with more critical medical issues, where they have to be monitored constantly to ensure that they’re breathing properly. It can be less intrusive than other oxygen monitors and be used during therapy sessions to help children who tend to have a desaturation in oxygen levels during activities.
A video about the product