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MonBaby is a wearable baby monitor that tracks your child's breathing, movement and sleep patterns on an iPhone/Android app.
MonBaby is a wearable baby monitor that tracks your child's breathing, movement and sleep patterns on an iPhone/Android app.
MonBaby is a wearable baby monitor that tracks your child's breathing, movement and sleep patterns on an iPhone/Android app.
135 backers pledged $16,336 to help bring this project to life.

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IF YOU MISSED OUR KICKSTARTER, YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER MONBABY HERE: www.monbaby.com 

INTRODUCTION

All new parents have been there–the sleepless nights listening to the baby monitor, tip-toeing into her room to check on her, and accidentally waking her up while you confirm that she’s still breathing. It’s exhausting, nerve-wracking, and detrimental to the well-being of both you and your baby. MonBaby is a revolutionary baby monitor system that will change all that.
 
A WEARABLE BABY MONITOR IN A BUTTON
A WEARABLE BABY MONITOR IN A BUTTON

MonBaby is a small wireless device that snaps onto any article of a child’s clothing, just like a button. It tracks your baby’s breathing rate, movement level and sleep position, transmitting vital signs and important alerts directly to your smartphone in order to improve sleep for all. We designed MonBaby to give you simplicity and peace of mind. Just one glance at your phone will tell you if your baby is awake or asleep, how he’s breathing, and what position he’s in. 

MONBABY SMART BUTTONS
MONBABY SMART BUTTONS

THE BACKSTORY (from inventor, Arturas Vaitaitis)

When my first child was born, I experienced incredible anxiety. I couldn’t sleep and was constantly worrying if my baby was sleeping through the night and breathing correctly. I would reach over the side of his crib and poke him, which only resulted in waking him up. For me, my son sleeping on his stomach was a big concern because of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). It was taking a toll on all aspects of my life, and I had to find a solution. 

What if there was a way to check on my son from anywhere in my house? Sure, there are baby monitors, but they don’t tell you whether your child’s patterns are normal and they certainly don’t tell you if something is wrong. The idea for MonBaby was born. 

THE SOLUTION

MonBaby takes a different proactive approach from standard baby monitors by sending real-time updates of your baby’s breathing, movement and sleep stats five times per second directly to your smartphone via the MonBaby app (iPhone or Android). 

MONBABY BUTTON FEATURES
MONBABY BUTTON FEATURES

If there’s a problem? Ding! Your phone will alert you immediately.

We integrated a feature that lets you choose which alerts you receive. For example, the MonBaby app can send an alert every time your baby rolls onto his or her stomach so you can quickly respond. You can create similar alerts for breathing, restless sleep and other conditions you’re concerned about.

MONBABY APP FEATURES
MONBABY APP FEATURES

To detect slightest movements, Monbaby contains MEMS 14bit accelerometr that measures breathing motion, body orientation and activity level.

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MonBaby is based on Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

Being a cordless monitor, Monbaby does not come with the strangulation hazard associated with baby monitors that have cords. It runs off a simple 3V coin-cell CR2032 battery that lasts up to five weeks in active mode and up to a year in passive mode.

The antenna range is 50-200 feet, depending on em interference conditions.

Our hope is that this technology will provide all the tools parents need to effectively monitor their children, and respond immediately to any dangerous conditions. 

POSITIVE BUZZ

Earlier this year, MonBaby was awarded the Wearable Technology prize in the Smart Clothing category at the 2014 Innovation World Cup in Munich, Germany. Read more here: http://www.innovationworldcup.com/2014/01/a-smart-step-towards-the-future/ 

WINNER OF THE 2014 WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY WORLD CUP
WINNER OF THE 2014 WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY WORLD CUP

And the media is already taking notice:

"Tech for the sake of your fluffy new infant? That's the best kind of tech for humanity's sake!" www.NotImpossibleNow.com

NOTIMPOSSIBLENOW
NOTIMPOSSIBLENOW

"Wearable baby monitors certainly appear an emerging trend. Monbaby smart button can be attached to any item of clothing to monitor and provide analysis of your baby's sleeping patterns." Gizmag

"MonBaby Sleep Monitor is like a wearable and Trustworthy BabySitter" Crunch Wear 

"To help ease those stressful times, and fear of silence comes a new wearable device specifically for babies." SmartWatching 

WHAT NOW?

We’ve been tweaking and perfecting MonBaby for two years, and we’ve tested several different prototypes with many families. Their response has been overwhelmingly positive. Now, it’s time to bring MonBaby to a mainstream audience so all parents can experience the same peace of mind and their children can get the rest they need to be happy and healthy. That’s where you come in.

BABY SLEEPING PEACEFULLY WITH MONBABY
BABY SLEEPING PEACEFULLY WITH MONBABY

Your support of this campaign will help us fast-track the manufacturing process so we can begin shipping MonBaby to families all over the world before the end of the year. This device is easy, effective and affordable, and we know it’s something that will be a tremendous help to parents everywhere. Reaching our goal of helping millions of families starts right here. Our goal of $15,000 will allow us to produce first 500 units. Your support is crucial at this stage.

BEYOND BABIES

While we set out to create MonBaby to help new parents, we quickly realized its implications far beyond newborns. Parents with toddlers can use MonBaby to alert them if their child falls down, or if she moves too far out of a specified play area. 

A CHILD SLEEPING WITH MONBABY SLEEP ANALYZER
A CHILD SLEEPING WITH MONBABY SLEEP ANALYZER

The technology will also be incredible helpful for caregivers of the elderly, and we’re looking forward to further exploring these opportunities in the near future.

THE TEAM

MonBaby is the debut product from MonDevices, a team of technologists, engineers and data analysts that are passionate about improving quality of life through wearable technology. MonDevices is based in New York City. 

MONBABY TEAM
MONBABY TEAM

Risks and challenges

Having the right partner for manufacturing is one of the most important points in tech production. We have already established a partnership with a local manufacturing facility and have run through several prototype boards.

We believe we are adequately prepared to tackle this challenge.

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    PAY IT FORWARD:
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    SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEWBORN: Just like the Pay It Forward level, your $10 will go toward lowering the price of MonBaby for parents who cannot afford it. You’ll also receive a custom e-thank you card with the story of the parents who received a device because of your support.

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    WEAR YOUR SUPPORT:
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    SURPRISE ME: Get an exclusive surprise from the MonBaby team in addition to everything mentioned above.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:
    A special deal for the first 150 backers of this campaign! You’ll receive a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button in WHITE and an iPhone or Android app at the Kickstarter early bird price of $89. Shipping to US is included in the price.

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    LOYAL SUPPORTER:
    As a loyal supporter, you’ll receive a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button in WHITE and an iPhone or Android app at the Kickstarter loyal supporter price of $109. Add $5 for shipping to US.

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    SHOW YOUR COLORS:
    Show off your baby’s true colors with a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button in blue or pink, along with an iPhone or Android app. Add $5.99 for shipping to US. For international shipping see Q&A.

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    YOU AND MONBABY:
    You’ll receive two personalized t-shirts–one for you, one for baby. Our graphic designer is ready to get creative! You’ll also get the MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button in blue or pink and an iPhone or Android app.

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    EXPERT CONSULTATION:
    Sit down with the MonBaby team via Skype to receive a one-on-one feedback session on your baby’s sleep patterns. You’ll become the advisor, telling us which features YOU want to see in future products. You’ll also receive a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button and an iPhone or Android app.

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    HONORARY TEAM MEMBER:
    You’ll become a special part of the MonBaby team, sitting in on an important branding session for the next MonDevices product. Non-local backers may attend via Skype. You’ll also receive a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button and an iPhone or Android app.

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    THE NAME GAME:
    Developing a new product isn’t easy, so we’ll enlist your help. You’ll be a part of naming and branding the next MonDevices’ product. We can’t wait to hear your ideas! You’ll also receive a MonBaby wearable baby monitor in a button and an iPhone or Android app.

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    LIFETIME PARTNER:
    We’re honored to have you on the MonBaby team. You’ll receive all of the awards mentioned above, plus complimentary upgrades for life and first dibs on the latest future products from MonDevices.

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