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monBridge – BLE-to-WIFI bridge

We end up developing our own solution for BLE-to-WIFI bridge. Check it out: monBridge

You can find it on google play.

See the video for the demo of the monBridge app on the Android stick:

 

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What is the best technology solution for mobile Bluetooth(Smart)-WiFi bridge

Here is a comprehensive list of hardware available solutions:

BLE PAN
BeagleBone + WiFi-BLE: Page on boardzoo.com $49.99, requires a plastic enclosure, for comparison: BeagleBoard $55 Texas Instruments BeagleBone with SensorTag

Bluetooth mesh network
Internet of Things $49
Zuli Smartplug $55

BLE-WiFi bridge
What’s BluFi? The Bluetooth-to-WiFi Sensor – BluVision $89

WiFi BLE SoC
WL1271-TIWI-BLE | Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 (no longer supported by TI, still supported by LSR)
802.11 b/g/n WLAN Module $22.50

TI WiFi BLE combos:
WiLink Combo Solutions – Overview – TI.com
WiLink $39.72
CC3000($34.95) + CC2650

mBeacon: there is no price or any indication that actually an existing product, looks like 3D rendering
Beacon Hub – Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon to Wi-Fi Gateway Solution

TI 3200 launchpad: SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 LaunchPad $30 (SimpleLink Wi-Fi Starter software)

McGateway
McThings: Tiny Wireless Bluetooth Sensors and Controlers $99
mcGateway – (Pre-order Only) – mcThings $80

Waspmote:
Bluetooth Low Energy to Connect Sensors with Smartphones and Tablets
Waspmote Starter Kit | M2M Connectivity $330 AUD (=$260)

CB-OLS BLE WLAN radio
cB OWL355 Multi-radio module
PRESS RELEASE: connectBlue® Announces Multiradio Module for Internet of Things

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Monbaby on Telemundo

http://www.telemundo.com/shows/un-nuevo-dia/videos/un-nuevo-dia/extras/raul-garcia-y-adamari-lopez-te-traen-tecnologia-para-monitorear-los-bebes-video-914736

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Product Launch!!!

Dear Backers/Customers,

Thank you for your patience and sticking with us all the way. We have great news for you – today we have started shipping to our first customers and backers!

Here are pictures of the 1st batch ready for shipping.

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You should be receiving your MonBaby Smart Button in about 5 business days or so.

Now, some very important notes. Before using your MonBaby Smart Button, please download the latest versions of our application that are now available from monbaby.com/app/index.html or directly from iTunes and Google Play. We are shipping the MonBaby Smart Button with the updated manual, please make sure that you read the manual carefully before using the device and follow all the instructions.

In case you have any suggestions, feedback, questions or concerns (in other words anything), please contact us at support@mondevices.com. We have also setup a support page on our website (available at: monbaby.com/support/) through which you can submit your feedback and inquires at anytime. You feedback is very important for us, especially if it’s constructive criticism and we will be happy to address it.

Best,

The Mondevices team

 

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Electronics has arrived

MonBaby electronics, which was manufactured last week by PNC, has arrived!

And here is the first view of PCB’s (Printed Circuit Boards), which are brains of the future MonBabies:

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MonBaby on IoT

Mondevices showcased MonBaby product on Internet Of Things Fair in New York City. Event was big and sponsored by Microsoft, Flextronics, IEEE. HP, IBM and Atmel were present. We got a lot of attention, collected a lot of contacts and quickly run out of our own materials and business cards. Next time we would need to bring in more.

We got a lot of questions from investors, vendors and service providers. One trend I noticed that there is increasingly a lot of platform being developed that cater to data collected from wearable devices. Wot.io sponsored the event and there were a lot of platforms with open and fee based API.

 

IoT-2

IoT-1

 

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New [final] design

We have finalized a new enclosure and snap design. Note that this is a 3D printed prototype made of a transparent plastic. The real plastic is going to be white, blue or pink. The picture is attached below

Proto

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Mondevices on ABC Shark TV

Last Friday December 5th, Mondevices were invited on an ABC Good Morning America show with Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank show. We were selected to be one of 15 inventions to have a chance to pitch to Barbara. She chose a waffle maker who will have a one-on-one time with her, but Mondevices got very kind words from her and from the audience. Audience loved our product and was very encouraging. The whole episode had a Christmas theme and people were very cheerful and supportive.

This was the first time I was inside the studio and saw all inner workings of the morning show production. The studio is divided into sections. One section is being filmed while the other section is being prepared for the next segment. Cameras are located in the center of the room and easily rotated between the sections. During the switch the cameras are switched to the outside crowd or to pre-recorded video clips.

After the segment we were treated to an interview with Cameron Diaz. It was very interesting glimpse inside the workbench of TV studio.

Here are some pictures from the GMA show, unfortunately we could not make pictures inside the studio.

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We have passed FCC certification

The FCC TCB certification for the Monbaby Device has been completed.

FCC Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Many thanks to JB Kim and Device Factory for the help in getting the certification.

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Monbaby on Fox News!

Monbaby on Fox News!

Today Fox New aired a segment on Monbaby, you can view it here: smart-baby-monitor-aims-to-prevent-infant-deaths


There were couple of minor errors in the video. The accelerometer is not 140 bit, rather 14 bit. To a non-technical mind 14 bits is not much, that is unless it’s 2 to the power of 14.

Another corrections, babies don’t get SIDS. SIDS is still an unknown condition and we cannot prevent it. What Monbaby aim is to help parents to monitor their babies for unsafe conditions, such as sleeping on a stomach.

Other from those two minor errors, the video was an awesome chance for us to spread the word about the Monbaby. Huge thanks to Douglas Kennedy and his team and to Fox News Channel!

 

 

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We are starting FCC testing

We just picked up a testing lab that would go take our Monbaby prototype PCB board through rigorous and thorough tests, so that we can achieve FCC certification.

As Monbaby talks to a smartphone over Bluetooth Low Energy, we want to make sure that the transmission from the device is under limits approved by the FCC. In the end of the certification we will get the FCC Declaration of Conformity or the FCC label.

The lab is in Baltimore Maryland.

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Picked up a PCB manufacturing facility

We’ve picked a local manufacturer of PCB, brains of Monbaby, in Nutley in New Jersey.

“”"Established in 1968, PNC Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of Rigid, Flex and Rigi-Flex printed circuit boards (PCBs). Located in Nutley, NJ, we are the largest circuit boards manufacturer in the area.”"”

They going to start on manufacturing next week and PCB boards will be ready in 4 weeks, (if there is no delay).

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Kickstarter funded!

Kickstarter funded!

We’ve reached our funding goal of $15,000 to manufacture MonBaby, and collected more than $16,000, and that is a HUGE accomplishment thanks to all of you for your pledges, comments, likes and shares over the last 30 days.

 

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Dr. Shorman talks about SIDS

 

 

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New Testjig/Programmer video

 

 

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NYTECH Meetup

THANK YOU to those of you who came out to support us at the last night’s New York Tech Meetup!

Our demo of Monbaby features was well-received by hundreds of audience members and media. You can check out the video of our demo here:

The full NYTM videocast is here (our section begins at the 40-minute mark).

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kickstarter reload

kickstarter reload

Today, Oct 6th, Mondevices re-launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Monbaby.
Click on a http://bit.ly/supportmonbaby link to go to the campaign.

 

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Monbaby at NY Tech Meetup tonight

Monbaby is going to NY Tech Meetup tonight to demo technology and to announce the start of a new Kickstarter campaign!

 

 

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Off the Monbaby technology mill – Aug 2014

The last week Monbaby technology team was busy on improving existing algorithms and finishing off a new design of an enclosure. During our live customer tests, we received a complaint from one dad, a friend of mine, about false positive on rollover alarms, caused by an overly active baby. Our latest improvements address this complaints.

Here is the video with rollover algorithm demo:

 

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Lack of movement and breathing detection

This is demo of Monbaby product in action. I’m showing a demo of two features based on corresponding algorithms. One is detection of lack of motion and another one is detection of lack of breathing. Note that those two are separate, you can still be moving and not breathing.

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