While some of the products are far from necessary, many of them can greatly help a young mom's peace of mind, and some can even protect a baby's health and life.
(PRWEB) March 27, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made refrigerators smarter and given phones a new intelligence all their own, and now CNBC predicts that baby care may be the next frontier for the growing IoT. As new parents look for better ways to track their tots' development and growth, the Internet of Things shows great potential. Jason Hope, a philanthropist and futurist from Arizona, points out that this is one way in which the Internet of Things can improve the health and future of the community.
According to Jessica Naziri's March 21, 2015 article entitled "Next frontier for 'Internet of Things': Babies," new Bluetooth enabled products, like car seat clips that monitor whether or not a baby is properly restrained, are making childcare and baby safety more intuitive. Products like the smart pacifier, which can take a baby's temperature, and even connected on sides, that can monitor a baby's vital signs, are taking some of the guesswork out of parenting.
"At first glance," says Jason Hope, "some of these products seem frivolous. After all, our parents successfully raised us without smart pacifiers and onesies, right? While some of the products are far from necessary, many of them can greatly help a young mom's peace of mind, and some can even protect a baby's health and life. If technology can do this for young families, why would we not embrace it?"
The article points to the Sproutling, a baby monitor that a baby wears around the ankle that functions similar to a Fitbit, monitoring temperature, heartbeat and vital signs. This little device can put parents' minds at ease about SIDs, and can also predict a baby's behavior, such as when the parent can expect the baby to wake.
The future is bright for parents, and the Internet of Things may be largely the factor to credit for this fact.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope resides in Arizona and uses his entrepreneurial wealth to support research and the local community. He follows the growth of the Internet of Things closely. Learn more about current projects he is funding at http://www.jasonhope.com.