McLean, VA – Are you a new parent who really wants to know what your baby is trying to communicate to you? Then you are finally in luck! Exmobaby is now proud to introduce a new line of “smart garments” designed especially for newborns and infants.
Designed by Exmovere Holdings, the Exmobaby line of onesies are the first baby clothes ever developed for the remote monitoring of a baby’s heart rate, emotional state, and behavior.
According to the product information page on the Exmobaby website, each Exmobaby onesie set comes with “fully washable clothing containing conductive fibers, a detachable transceiver that communicates the information to a home computer, PDA’s and cell phones; and software used to process the data and provide a record of the child’s physical states.”
With 4.1 million babies being born in the United States alone each year with 140 million babies being born worldwide annually, parents around the world are deeply concerned with the well-being of their children. The Exmobaby line of smart garments aims to “improve the rate of reduction in infant deaths due to SIDS and accidents.”
Exmobaby onesies work by the accompanying software recording “previous physical states” and then attaching “a motivation, such as hunger or tiredness, which allows the system to predict likely causes of future events.” Over time the onesies are supposed to predict a child’s behaviors and emotions. In other words, when their baby cries, parents can use the data collected with the Exmobaby onesie to more quickly figure out the problem and meet their child’s needs.
Not everyone is convinced of the worth of the Exmobaby onesie. Dr. Robert Marion, chief of genetics and developmental medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, worries that the system will set off false alarms, needlessly worrying parents:
“Such systems malfunction all the time. They erroneously go off at all hours of the day and night, causing families unbelievable anxiety. Families wind up focusing all of their energies on the monitors and wind up not sleeping.”
Although not yet available to parents yet, the Exmobaby smart garment system is rumored to be priced at $1,000.
Do you think that a onesie that monitors a baby at all time is a good idea, or is this piece of baby clothing just another excuse for parents to not pay attention to their children?