MedGizmo: Digital Parenting - Baby Monitors Update (Part I)
• The Internet viewable cameras and monitors
• Audio Monitors
• Video and Audio Monitors Combined
• Movement Detection & night vision Monitors
• Baby Scale
• Rocking Chair
• Baby Monitor Diapers
• Baby Bottle Holder
• Smart Clothing
• Child Movement Tracker
Most research company’s note - The baby monitor market (till 2020) is growing with CAGR of about 10% per annum, while North America being the largest market. This is because North America has better technology infrastructures than the rest of the world. And, because of acceptability of the innovative advancements in the baby/childcare products market. In recent years, a rise in the demand from emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East has also been noted.
When looking at the United States, Grail Research points to the following reasons:
• 51% of professional and technical positions in the US are held by women, who are facing rising child care costs. Day care for children in the US is available at a high cost, with nanny’s costing about USD 700 per week, leading to strong growth of baby monitors and wearables tech
• 75% of the parents of the approximately 4 million babies born annually in the US purchase a baby monitor or tracker device.
How can you choose the right baby monitor for you? Googling ‘baby monitor’ gives you about 8,490,000 results. What is the way to survive in this sea of information? We provide here some advice, alongside with links and a brief description of latest devices that surfaced in the market.
BestReviews published Baby Monitor Buying Guide where they look at the following products: Samsung SEW-3043W BrightVIEW, Graco Secure Coverage Digital, Infant Optics DXR-8, VTech DM221 Safe & Sound, Angelcare Baby Sound 420. They discuss such parameters of choice as:
• Audio Quality
• Video Quality
• Signal Range
• Security Claims
• Ease of Use
We also suggest going to Nanny Cams Review to have a look at their Baby Monitor Reviews - Comparison Table
Baby Monitor Buying Guide by Consumer Reports gives a detailed analysis including major vendors and their products; pricing.
Now, we provide updates on the products that appeared in the last few months – some of them are already available, some are at the pre-order state, some will reach the market later this year. In this post, we look at distance monitoring, where devices have no contact with the child’s body.
Foscam HD Baby Monitor. Zone motion detection system to detect irregular movements and sound an alert to parents and a notification system connected to your phone, email, and FTP. Temperature detection monitors the indoor temperature and sends alerts to you if the actual temperature limit goes beyond the limit you set. Built-in speaker and microphone enable you to communicate remotely with your baby and elders. Can play soothing lullabies and adjust the volume remotely.
Onni Smart Care baby monitoring device by SEP Solutions - Logging the baby's feeding, sleeping and diaper changes with the free Onni app helps parents keep track of the most recurring daily baby care events and learn their baby's unique needs and patterns. The service also enables parents to record the child's development and growth using WHO charts.
Helps parents feel confident that their baby is healthy with non-contact wellness video baby monitor. Gives you around-the-clock insights on the safety and wellness of your baby. Whether you're in the next room, or out of the house - you will have the power to know about your baby's status and activity while in the crib. Uses software to analyze video streams and detect vitals - without a wearable sensor.
Baby monitor and music box for smartphones and tablets. Baby monitor function lets you know if your baby is uncomfortable. The device has a speaker you can take advantage of to stay in touch with your baby. Measures temperature and humidity levels and tells you when you should change things around. The connection is via Bluetooth or wi-fi.
Suzy Snooze Baby Monitor, Sleep Trainer & Nightlight - helps children get to sleep faster and teaches them to stay in bed. Colored light emulates the light of an evening sunset and creates feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. Audio sequences move through melodic, hypnotic and ambient phases helping your child along the trajectory to sleep. Connect Suzy to the BleepBleeps app and she becomes an audio baby monitor. The monitor lets you listen in live to your baby using high definition, secure audio.
iBabyGuard™ Infant Snooze - Baby Sleep Monitor. Detects & Actively Displays your Baby's Breath. Fiber Optic Technology uses light, which does not emit any electrical energy. Safe for babies! Smartphone enabled to display sleeping baby's activity log and status. Stream MP3 Lullaby Music & audio books to the mat from Smartphone Playlist. Room Ambient Temperature Sensing. Will Actively Alarm you just when baby needs you most.
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