About this project
Welcome to Raybaby, the world's first and only non-contact sleep and breathing tracker, created for moms and dads to bring in that much needed sanity in their lives.
Supported by Johnson & Johnson, and HAX as part of the Joint Consumer Health Device Program, Raybaby safely monitors vitals, breathing rates and sleeping habits all from a 'Smart Journal' app while even making recommendations to improve the baby's sleep...and yours! Raybaby is suitable for infants and toddlers (0-3 years of age)
The need for Raybaby arose from you, either a parent of the 21st century, or well-wishers of one. Juggling a world of responsibilities and careers, along with trying to raise a happy, healthy baby is no mean feat. Wonderful, yet exhausting.
But sometimes new parents tend to forget just how much path-breaking technology can ease up their lives. And we're here to do exactly that. To help you look beyond baby monitors and toys. To be non-invasive, precise, and adapt tech that even the grandparents would be cool with. :)
And we'd love to show you how!
- Through a technology that works on the principles of ultrasound, it NOTIFIES you when the baby is running a fever
- Recognizes warning signs and instantly send alerts
- Observes even minute variations if baby has any sort of respiratory illnesses or allergy attacks like Bronchitis or Asthma
- Tells you how much your baby has slept
- And how much he/she needs to sleep
- Alerts when the baby wakes up or rolls over
- Our sleep recommendation system will help with sleep training of babies
Raybaby builds up a picture and video collage of your baby's most precious moments. So the next time family and friends come over, you can just show them the very first time he said "Da-da." :)
We know how much new moms and dads wish they could constantly keep in touch with their little one - constant reassurance of a parent's voice is an important part of his/her development. Raybaby comes equipped with integrated Infrared video camera which enables live video streaming even in pitch darkness, built in speakers, and audio monitoring that uses a highly sensitive microphone.
- Indicates current mood of the baby
- Comprehensive, easy to use information
- Provides helpful tips and recommendations
New parents getting time to themselves? A miracle. Remember the last time you baked a cake? Did yoga? Went for date night without being constantly anxious?
Raybaby wants to change that narrative. Being a parent need not always be supremely stressful. Now you can focus on what really matters, while Raybaby watches over your bundle of joy.
Built on an unparalleled AI platform, Raybaby is intuitive and molded to junior's sleep pattern and respiration. Behind the simple interface is a powerful algorithm that keeps you up-to-date on your baby's REM requirements, and even offers recommendations on how to ensure that her development can be optimized.
You've put weeks of effort into the baby room, handpicked the cotton and matched the stuffed toys. Everything looks perfect. So why would you bring home a clunky baby monitor that stands out sore?
Raybaby has been designed keeping in mind your tastes; inconspicuous, single-wired, and might we say - even elegant. :)
With the decision to eliminate harmful batteries, comes the question of emergencies during power failures. Fear not; Raybaby comes with a built in power backup which will last for 3+ hours of operation. Coupled with local connectivityover WIFI/Bluetooth 4.0, and GSM-voice/SMS remote notification feature, you will never be more than a simple tap away from seeing what your baby is up to.
We know that most backers won't have the opportunity to experience Raybaby before pledging, but we are confident that you are going to love Raybaby. We will reward your faith in us by offering a 30-day money back guarantee. It’s simple. If you don’t think Raybaby is helping your baby or you, send them back within 30-days for a full refund.
Why, of course.
- A- UWB ultra low power Radar that lets us track the respiration rate with an accuracy of 98%
- B- Wood encasing. You can put it on the wall or keep it on a table or shelf. You can keep it as far as 2.5 m away from the baby
- C and D- Audio interface with microphone and speaker on a processor that uses ARM cortex A5 processor, 1 /2 core, 1 GHz
- E- Video camera : Two Mega pixel ( HD) camera, Night mode with IR illumination
- F- Local wireless communication is provided by WIFI 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- G- Change orientation of the video camera
- H- Optional screw mechanism to fix to the wall
- I- 5V power supply, with battery backup, max 2.5W
- Data storage options: Built in SD card / Home cloud storage / AWS
- Built in Battery backup: NiMH Power adapter
We strongly advocate against the use of Lithium ion batteries for a baby device
Raybaby comes in a range of Red, Blue and Yellow; a small but significant touch, since these are the three primary colors that will be learnt by a growing toddler.
Retail Price In September, 2017 is $250
Unlike typical products in this category, which tend to look like webcams or CCTV’s, Raybaby takes a fundamentally different design approach. Shifting the focus away from the technology itself, it is designed to fit into the context of the child’s room and takes cues from classic wooden toys. This alternative use of materials and figurative approach gives it a warm, friendly character; like a small guardian who tirelessly keeps an eye on the baby.
Raybaby is created by 3 engineers (ex-Cornell, ex-University of Georgia, ex-Microsoft). We were the highly qualified baby-sitters for friends and family for the past 10 years. We realized there had to be a better method than putting our hands on the baby's chest or use video surveillance systems or invasive battery operated devices to see if the baby was ok. We believe we can make a difference and make parents' lives a tad easier. We have been working on creating a baby monitor that is better than everything else in the market in terms of design and accuracy and functionality. We were in China with HAX for the past 4 months to create the product. We are supported by Johnson & Johnson and HAX as part of the Consumer health Device program. We are ready to mass manufacture and want to use Kickstarter to reach out to the parents.
We strive to be a baby monitor for the parents by the parents
PARTNERSHIPS AND CREDITS
- To our heroes from HAX, mentors, and all the other teams and alumni, thank you for backing us
- To everyone at the Oracle Startup CloudAccelerator Program, thank you for our first big break
- Our campaign wouldn't be complete without the wonderful media clips. Thank you to your video and Animation CGI team led by Anastasia Lebedova
- Office for Product Design needs a special mention for giving us a stellar Visual Identity and Industrial Design
- Many thanks to Vitaly for nailing the Product Photography
- We are grateful for the crisp Content and Strategy for the Kickstarter page created by Vidhu Vinod
- For the beautiful Design and graphics for Kickstarter page we'd like to thank Amita Saini
- We would be nowhere without our amazing family and Friends who have supported us throughout our Raybaby journey
- To all the moms and dads who patiently sat through our question and answer sessions
- Thank you, Kickstarter, for helping us bring this product to life!
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Risks and challenges
Creating a product for infants and toddlers comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities
We are working with the best in the industry to give you the best. We are supported by Johnson & Johnson and HAX as part of the Consumer Device Accelerator program. We were in China for the past 4 months talking with factories and vendors. Our next stage is manufacturing and production at scale
We will keep you posted every week and let you know where we are at the production stageLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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