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CA$ 1,471
pledged of 100.000 CA$ pledged of 100.000 CA$ goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 7 2015 6:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

Have you ever met any parents that have not complained about the lack of sleep after having a newborn?

Having a baby or looking for the perfect gift for a baby shower?

NapTime offers a way to preserve your sleep quality with our innovative baby monitor that can wake only one parent at a time. To keep things fair, NapTime will alternately wake up each parent.
Also, everything is automatic: no more arguments!

You can preorder the final version NapTime right now by pledging $180 CAD or more!
Even a dollar short of our goal, by the time our deadline comes around, everyone's donations will be refunded and no rewards handed out.

NapTime is a silent baby monitor that uses vibrating wristbands to wake up parents. The wristbands are connected via Bluetooth to the NapTime app on your smartphone.

WiFi camera with night vision is paired with your smartphone and monitors the baby. When the baby starts crying, only one of the parents is woken up by the wristband. Meanwhile, their partner can keep sleeping peacefully.

  • The NapTime app allows you to setup a sleeping schedule to decide when each will have to take care of the baby during the night. You can choose to simply alternate or setup a more complex schedule, day-by-day or even hour-by-hour.
  • Keep an eye on your baby at any time with the video live stream in the NapTime app. With the infrared camera, you will always be able to see your child, even in dark rooms.
  • NapTime is handy: unlike classic baby monitors, you don't have to worry about moving it all around the house. Just put the wristband on and forget about it!
  • NapTime is also useful in noisy environments: if you are listening to music, you are sure to be notified if your baby starts crying.
  • The app will also allow you to track your child's sleeping times and feeding and provide you insights and statistics.
  • The battery in the wristbands lasts for 3 to 4 days. You can charge it using a micro-USB charger.
  • You can also use NapTime as a silent alarm clock, so you can wake up without disturbing your partner.

NapTime will be sold with two vibrating wristbands and a WiFi Camera with infrared night vision. The mobile app is included in the package. We also provide a support for the camera.

The wristbands are designed to be really comfortable for day and night use. You can also wash them: you can remove the electronic module easily.
You will be able to buy additional wristbands in stores or on our online store.

There will be additional wristbands available to match your mood.

We are still working on the wristbands design, but here are some prototypes that were made as proof-of-concept. The funding we will get from Kickstarter will allow us to provide you with a more polished design!

The classic use case of NapTime is to alternate between parents to save each one sleeping time. Actually, you don't have to setup a schedule for this, NapTime will behave like this by default. We hope that with this feature it will put an end to the "It's your turn" argument of parents.

Does your partner have a job interview or an important appointment early the next day? You can setup NapTime so that s/he won't be woken up during the whole night and you will be in charge of taking care of the baby.

It is also possible to use NapTime during the day. If you're gardening in your backyard and your baby is sleeping, just put on one of the wristbands and start the app. You won't have to worry about keeping your ears open while working.

NapTime achieve an improvement of life quality while ensuring a high level of security for babies. That's why we implemented robust safe-guards in NapTime, to ensure that parents will be notified about their child in all situations.

  • If the parents don't wake up when their wristbands vibrate, a loud alarm will be triggered on the phone to ensure that the parents are aware of the problem.
  • If the smartphone or the camera unexpectedly stops working or gets disconnected, the wristbands will vibrate to notify the parents.
  • If the wristbands get disconnected, an alarm will also be triggered on the phone.

So far, the electronics are nearly ready for production and have already been tested. For now, we're mainly working on the mobile apps for Android and iOS, the design of the wristbands and the packaging.

Until now, our prototypes were hand-made by the team. We invested in an embroidery machine and a 3D printer for more quick and efficient prototyping.
We are currently organizing the chain production to provide the best quality to our customers.

We will be attending the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, as one of the contestants in TechCrunch's Hardware BattleField, a startup contest for innovative projects. We'll be in Eureka Park. For us, this is an amazing opportunity to meet press and make useful connections.

The NapTime release is planned for the month of June 2015. The early birds prototypes are planned to be shipped by March or April 2015.

We plan to distribute NapTime through baby stores and our website. NapTime will be first available in US and Canada, and later in Europe. In the long-term, we aim for a worldwide distribution.

We already achieved some working prototypes but there are still many things that are to be done and we need your support to continue development. With your help, we'll be able to finish the product development and start the chain production.

We believe that NapTime can really improve the life quality of all parents and we hope that you will help us making it possible. 

We're a team of four students: three French and one Canadian. We're all studying engineering, either in Montreal, Canada or near Nice, France.

Jules is the one who got the idea of the silent baby monitor, in 2013. Since then, he has created a cohesive and versatile team around him to transform his idea into an innovative product. Clement is the lead developer of the Android app, with the help of Karim for the networking part. Tom is in charge of communication, graphic design, and web development.

How long does the battery last?

We've been able to keep the wristband alive for 4 consecutive days without charging.

What if my phone gets discharged during the night?

A loud alarm will be triggered on the phone if the battery goes low.

What if my phone dies during the night ?

The wristbands will keep vibrating to notify you that they got disconnected from the phone.

How much will NapTime cost?

The retail version will be charged around $160 USD. If you're interested, be sure to grab an early bird model of the final version before everyone else does!

I already own a smart wristband. Can I use the app with it?

We seek to be compatible with some existing smart wristbands but you'll have to pay a small fee to unlock the application.

Here are the specifications of the WiFi Camera that we provide in the NapTime package:

  • Audio and video live stream
  • Video resolution: 640x400
  • Night vision with infrared 
  • Connectivity: WiFi, WiFi Direct, Ethernet
  • Mains operated

You will also require to have one of the following devices to run the mobile app:

  • an Android 4.3 powered and Bluetooth Low Energy compatible device
  • an iPhone 5 or higher

The wristbands have the following specifications:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Battery life: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Charge using micro-USB
  • Removable electronic module
  • Washable
  • So comfortable!

Risks and challenges

This project is ambitious because, like any project involving hardware, there are a lot of costs for prototyping and putting up the chain production. But we invested in a 3D-printer and an embroidery machine, allowing us to make prototypes quickly with lower costs.

Moreover, our team is very versatile and cohesive, that's why we're convinced we can make it to chain production. Here are more info about our team.
Jules, our inventor, is dealing with all the electronics with great success. He's studying IT and electronics at Polytechnique Montreal and already won "The Inventor 2012", a French TV show focused on high tech inventions.
Clement is the lead developer of the project. He has a lot of Android development experience as he worked for several companies that needed Android apps. He also published some of his own applications to the Play Store.
Tom is the communication manager and web developer. He previously teamed up with Jules to put up an online store selling customized goodies.
We also get the help of Karim, a classmate of Jules. He helps us with the networking with the IP camera.

We believe that NapTime can really improve the quality of life of many couples, so we're putting in all the resources that we have at our disposal to create an amazing product.
We hope that you share our vision and will help us make NapTime happen!

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    Get a prototype: be part of the testing of NapTime. You will be sent a prototype from the very first batch. You will be able to give us feedback to improve the product and the app.

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    (~$160 USD)
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    (~$210 USD) Premium Pack: you get the NapTime pack plus two comfortable wristbands with your name or a custom text embroidered.
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    Reseller pack : 10 NapTime Standard pack.
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