About this project
No matter what your kid’s age, as a parent you always want to know about everything that happened while you weren't with them. Existing solutions require tuning in to a live feed or sifting through hours of recorded video to see if something significant happened. As a result, you miss out on important events and special memories. That's where Invidyo comes in.
Invidyo is the first intelligent child monitoring solution that uses both Face and Emotion Recognition technology to identify important events in your child’s day. It generates a daily Magic Moments Clip and provides smart notifications via the Invidyo app to make you feel close to your child while you are away.
Invidyo also automatically captures snapshots when your child smiles and generates an album of these images. We never delete a smile so that you can always cherish those memorable moments.
"The standout feature, though, is that Invidyo filters the important parts of the child's day, and condenses them into a two-minute summary that parents can view from their phones or desktop. " - CNBC
"Invidyo is using A.I. to give parents daily highlights when they are away at work and smarter notifications, when necessary" - VentureBeat
"For parents who can’t be with their children as much as they’d like ... Invidyo could be the solution" - DigitalTrends
"Here is a child monitor that uses artificial intelligence to give parents peace of mind." - Gadgetify
"first intelligent child monitoring solution that uses both Face and Emotion Recognition technology to identify important events in your child's day" - GearBrain
“Invidyo is the technology to have if you are a working parent, or even just want to keep an eye on your babysitter while you are out.” - Interesting Engineering
“It’s an ideal set up to have when you’ve left your toddler with a babysitter, but don’t want to miss out on those vital moments.” - Paste Magazine
The Invidyo app is available for iOS and Android and is jam-packed with awesome features. In addition to smart notifications, you can:
- Watch live streams and access recordings of events
- View daily Magic Moments Clips, and more detailed videos associated with each event
- Train the system to recognize family and friends
- Access reports of faces seen in your home
- Talk to your child Play your baby’s favorite lullaby
- View albums of your child smiling
- Monitor current values of temperature, humidity and air quality in your home, and access six hours of history
- Share live or stored videos on social media
- Turn on/off camera and change camera settings
Magic Moments Clip - Creates short summary clips that feature important highlights of your child’s day
Smile Albums - Snaps a photo when your baby is smiling and automatically archives them in albums
FamilyID - Recognizes your child, their caretaker and the rest of the family
Stranger Alert - Notifies you if somebody unknown is in your home
Crying Detection - Knows when your child is crying and notifies you
Quality of Life Monitoring - Detects smoke, monitors temperature and humidity in your baby’s environment
Two-Way Communication - Enables you to talk to or soothe your baby right from your mobile phone
Auto Lullaby Player - Lets you play their favourite lullaby automatically when crying or other loud noise is detected
HD Video - Captures sharp and smooth video with a wide field of view and crystal clear audio
Night Vision - Allows you to see clearly even in very low light conditions
Secure Cloud-Based Recording - Stores your recordings under bank level security on our servers; You can access your recorded videos anytime, anywhere
Smart Notifications - Sends you notifications if there’s a sudden noise, movement, change in temperature or humidity, smoke, detection of an unknown person and more
Wired & Wireless Connection Options - Connect via your Wi-Fi network or ethernet cable
Built-in Battery - Records for an hour after the electricity or internet cuts out
Easy Set-up - Get started in under two minutes
Setting up Invidyo takes less than two minutes. Just plug in the camera, download the mobile app and follow the instructions.
We are Özgür, Ekin and Yağız. We met 20 years ago in middle school, and founded Invidyo together in 2012. As you can imagine, a lot happened between our playground days and our crowdfunding campaign!
After university, Özgür and Yağız went on to get PhDs in image and video processing and Ekin got his Master’s degree in interaction design.
Then, our friends started having babies. When they had to go back to work after childbirth, they not only missed their children, they felt they were missing out on precious moments too.
Our friends were having trouble finding a good monitoring solution that addressed all of their pain points. They found that existing cameras were complicated to set-up and required watching eight hours of recordings every day to understand if anything important happened. Previously, you were required to own a DVR, which had limited capacity and was prone to breaking down. More recently cloud-based recording came on the scene, but cameras that leveraged it were unable to detect important events.
We set out to build a system that could analyze the video data and automatically determine important moments in the day (both happy times and incidents). Then Ekin had a baby girl and things got more serious. :)
We realized it was essential to add functionality that would monitor the baby’s environment. Air quality and temperature are important ways to ensure your baby remains happy and healthy when you aren’t there.
Our founder team brings 45 years of combined experience to the table. We’ve produced four different working prototypes in the last 2.5 years and have successfully solved the problems that arose along the way... Our beta users have been rigorously testing our most recent prototype for the last 6 months and have been giving us excellent feedback to help us improve Invidyo. We’re confident that our design is the top child monitoring solution out there.
Because the percentage of mums going back to work is decreasing year after year, we’re committed to making sure that parents, especially mothers, can return to the workforce guilt-free after childbirth. Our mission is to connects parents with their children while apart, and give you peace of mind that everything is under control in your absence.
Our team has been working hard to bring you a monitor that will serve you for years to come. We now need your support to go full-scale production, so no parent will miss another precious moment again.
We’re hoping to raise $60K with our campaign. Our moldings and packaging are complete, and we’ve already done our first test production run!
A portion of funds raised will be dedicated to further refining of the technology so we can deliver the very best product to you. The remaining money will be spent on streamlining the production process and reducing manufacturing costs.
We look forward to sharing our passion with the Kickstarter community as we head into production. Backers will play a vital role in the development of Invidyo, and we welcome your feedback on how we can make our product even better. Together, we hope to shape the final features and bring our vision to life, delivering the very best baby monitoring solution for working parents.
Thank you to Kickstarter, for helping us bring this design to life! We appreciate each and every contribution that brings us closer to our goal.
Risks and challenges
Like any hardware project, there are risks and challenges associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics. Because we’ve already produced a test run of our cameras, we’ve ironed out most of the kinks and don't anticipate many problems in the production process. Our team has travelled three times to China to oversee production and ensure that everything is up to specification and our high standards. That said, there is always a chance that unexpected changes or issues may arise during execution impacting the delivery schedule.
Delays may arise from the following: Scaling up our cloud service (we’re working with Amazon Cloud to ensure our system can handle tens of thousands of simultaneous camera connections); overwhelming demand (we may need to slot our production runs, in which case cameras will be distributed to backers on a first-come-first-served basis).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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