Baby tech has been very much in the news lately: Last October, Yves Béhar announced SNOO, a smart crib developed in collaboration with pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp that rocks babies to sleep by mimicking the rhythms of the womb.
Now comes news of Ray, a sleep and health monitor for the digitally savvy parent. Backed by 526 concerned parents (we imagine) on Kickstarter, Ray is being billed as “the first and only non-contact health and sleep monitor” for tots.
The Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled monitor, which comes in three colors (red, blue, and yellow), measures a baby’s respiratory rate, uses thermal sensors to keep track of sleep cycles, and notifies parents, via the Ray app, if the baby has a fever or shows signs of other illnesses. For parents of twins (hey Beyoncé), you’ll need one monitor per kid.
Ray met its Kickstarter goal of $50,000 (with days to spare, no less), but the project is still available for backing. Check it out.