Mimo smart onesie monitors baby, sends smartphone updates
The first wearable gadget based on the Intel Edison chip is a onesie that monitors your baby's breathing and sends audio and data to your smartphone. Staying connected to your baby has never been more wireless.
Intel made a bit of a splash at CES this year with Edison, a full Pentium-class computer on a chip the size of a large SD card, designed specifically for wearable tech.
Its first application? Combining a baby monitor and a onesie. The Mimo baby kimono by Rest Devices is a wraparound onesie with sensors -- the green stripes across the front seen in the image above -- that monitor your baby's breathing, temperature, and movements, powered by the Edison chip hidden away in the removable green plastic turtle. The turtle itself is water-resistant, chew-safe, and too big to pose a choking hazard.
The chip then uses Bluetooth Smart-compatible technology to push the information in real time to connected apps for iOS and Android to keep you up-to-date on your baby's breathing.
You can listen in via microphones on the Lilypad base station, which relays audio through the app as well (and also charges the turtle), and view past logs to understand your baby's sleeping patterns. If anything out of the ordinary occurs, you will receive alarms through the app.
The onesie is available to order for US customers through Babies R Us at US$199.99 for a Starter Kit. For that price, you get three organic cotton kimonos sized 0-3 months (more sizes are on the way), one base station, and one turtle. Additional kimonos will be available for US$29.99 for a pack of two.