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).Read More
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.
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:
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.Read More
Today, Oct 6th, Mondevices started a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Monbaby. It’s a baby monitor in a button that attaches to clothing. The goal of Monbaby to alleviate parents anxiety about well-being of their newborn babies.
Click on a kickstarter link to go to the campaign!
Here is the message from our kickstarter board:
Firstly, thank you for your support!
It is quite close to the deadline and it seems that we won’t be able to hit our original goal. That does not change our drive to bring Monbaby to the market and our determination is as strong as ever.We will keep working on making Monbaby even better.
What it changes for you, is that we will cancel the current campaign, you’re going to get your pledged money back and we will start a fresh one in a month. We learned so much during this run and know that next one will be a success! We are asking you to return and pledge again in the next campaign.
Please keep your current support by supporting our next campaign. For more info please register on our website: http://monbaby.com
Once again, we appreciate your trust and continued support!Read More
Mondevices went to San Francisco to dive in the Shark Tank at a Smart Fabrics Conference
Stay tunedRead More
NJBIZ, NJ weekly business journal, published an article about us:
Our campaign have reached so called tipping point of 30%, http://kickstarterguide.com/2012/06/20/the-kickstarter-project-tipping-point/!
Thank you! But let’s keep the momentum going. Please tell you friends and families about us and spread the word!Read More
Mondevices are getting into the Shark Tank at a Smart Fabrics Conference in San Francisco this April:
Mondevices will be one of the “…three start-up companies or entrepreneurs will pitch a new and innovative product/technology … to our Shark Tank Panelists to get future business connections, advice and guidance. The selected projects will also have the opportunity of presenting in front of our 200+ audience of brand owners, end users, apparel companies, wearable technology developers, design agencies, integrators, electronics suppliers, fashion technologies and future textile professionals.”
We are honored and fired up by this opportunity!
Stay tuned for more news!Read More
Gizmag published an article about Monbaby and this campaign:
One small correction to the article: “Looking like a large button, the device features a built-in MEMS 140-bit accelerometer to track motion, the baby’s orientation, activity levels and breathing.”
It should read 14-bit accelerometer.Read More
Monbaby launched on Kickstarter, please go to the campaign link:
Please also check out our product page: www.monbaby.com
Baby Monitor in a Button
Monbaby is a wearable sleep sensor for your newborn baby packed in a “smart” button. “Smart button” technology is a universal sleep analyzer that can be attached to any article of clothing. It snaps just as easily to your father’s favorite pajamas as to your newborn baby onesies.
This technology is applicable to all ages, but we decided to first implement it parents of newborn babies and small kids.
Using this product you will be able to lift your anxiety about how your newborn babies sleep at night. Monbaby does it by measuring and classifying motion, movements, position, orientation and activity levels and sending it to parents smartphone. It detects breathing and falls and streams data to a smartphone app, where information is displayed in a convenient, easy-to-understand manner.
Monbaby contains a precise MEMS 14bit accelerometer that measures movements, breathing, orientation and activity level. Measurements are done in real-time, 5 times per second and transmitted over Bluetooth (4.0) Low Energy to an iPhone app or any Smart Bluetooth capable device. The sensor is powered by 3V coin-cell battery giving 5 weeks of constant use and 1 year in passive mode. The antenna operating range is 40 ft in the line of sight, but it may be more limited in some homes depending on environment, such as wall materials, electromagnetic noise and other obstructions.
Measurements are transmitted over Bluetooth (4.0) Low Energy to an iPhone or Android smartphone
The latest crowd-funding campaign video:
The video of a fully functional prototype for iPhone is here:
and for Android here:
Here is our presentation at CES 2012:
Smartphone apps re-transmit data further to a cloud, so that information could be shared on the web site. Historical data can be viewed on the web. Our Bio-Data Analytics Library is developed to apply more sophisticated data analysis to detect any deviations from norm. We see it as a step toward real-time diagnosis.
Unlike existing baby monitors that only monitor baby activity passively, Monbaby warns parents if baby turned around and sleeping on a stomach, giving parents plenty of time to go and turn baby face up, as sleeping on stomach has risks associated with SIDS. It also does not have dangerous cords. RF emissions of Bluetooth Low Energy are 10 times less than existing baby monitors RF emissions. Most importantly we working on Bio-Data Analytics Tools that could integrate with other devices and databases.
Same technology stack works for your elder parents from convenience of their homes.
People wear jewelry, rings, bracelets. In the future, we see all the jewelry will perform function of health monitoring. We envision development of the whole new markets of Bio-Data analytics, where jewelry and clothing will turn into real-time health monitors and will be part of on-going real-time diagnosis systems. No longer will we go to doctors for them to find out what’s wrong, doctors will call us when they see troubling signs on our health dashboard.
We see Monbaby as a first step towards it.
Monbaby let’s you know that your loved ones are sleeping fine.
- What can Monbaby measure?
- Who should use Monbaby?
- What devices can be used to receive Monbaby data?
- What other potential usages for Monbaby?
- Any concerns about using Monbaby?
What can Monbaby measure?
- Body temperature [not yet implemented]
Who should use Monbaby?
- Any household who has babies or young children
- Newborn babies in hospital nursery room
- Young children in hospital pediatric department
- Elderly in the elderly caring facilities
- Folks who need active external care
What devices can be used to receive Monbaby?
Monbaby was designed with adopted health care profiles of Bluetooth 4.0, therefore any Bluetooth LE compatible devices can be used as the data receiver. For example, iPhones, android phones, PC with a BLE doggle, or even a monitoring watch …etc. The detail can be illustrated by the following diagram:-
What are the other potential usages?
- Vital signals tracking logs
- Collected data can be stored on the receiver device for a set amount of time.
- When pediatrician asks for the fever information, simply pull out the history log in a second of effort.
- Cloud access for the health data
- Check your baby condition any time anywhere.
- Data analysis for research purpose
- With a big users base, all the health data can be collected anonymously for research purpose.
- Health experts can now have some solid real-life data to base on for their research.
Any concerns about using Monbaby?
- Radio Frequency (RF) emission
- Monbaby uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for its wireless data transmission.
- Compare to a lot of existing baby monitoring products currently sold in the market, BLE incurs only a small fraction of RF emission.
- Wireless transmission can also be minimized by configuring the device to send data only on critical events.
- Monbaby operates on a CR2032 3V battery.
Mondevices are traveling to Wearables DevCon conference in San Francisco. Will keep you postedRead More
We came back from Munich and not empty handed but with a prize!
Here is the link to their PR and a excerpt from it below:
http://bit.ly/monbabywon2014wt and the transcript is
here: 140128_PR_WT IWC_Winner
And, last but not least, the best Smart Clothing solution, also a special prize, went to Smart Button by Artur Technologies LLC. The button can be attached to any pajama or nightgown to monitor sleep movements, activities, and breathing in real-time, streaming the data to a mobile device.
Now Mondevices is listed in WT hall of fame:
Thank you Munich!Read More
Creating hypnogram from accelerometer based signal
Presented here are results of preliminary sleep analysis. This paper documents an attempt to create a hypnogram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnogram)
using purely sleep activity data recorded by Monbaby (http://mondevices.com/monbaby) sensor. The subject was yours truly.
Typically hypnograms are done using EEG, this is an attempt to do it using 3D accelerometer signal.
Below is a hypnogram of normal, healthy adult copied from the Wikipedia article.
Methodology was to convert raw output of accelerometer into a proxy signal that represents activity – first graph above on the first figure.
Second graph is aggregation of number of abrupt movements plotted over time, time interval for aggregation is 30 minutes. The interval divided into 5 quantiles that represent 5 stages of sleep. They are represented as horizontal dotted lines on a second graph. Anything above the top line is Wake state, everything below bottom, deep sleep. Not sure if this method can detect REM state, but it will be among lower quantiles.
So far those are inconclusive results and the method to derive hypnogram from accelerometer data remains untested. But it looks sufficiently encouraging to continue research.
-Arturas Vaitaitis Ph.D.2014-01-24Read More
We are preparing for a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign and here is our latest videoRead More