The Owlet Vitals Monitor is a baby bootie that sends information about heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, sleep quality, and roll over alerts to a parents’ smartphone. Salt Lake City-based Owlet Baby Care created the world’s first baby “smart sock” with the aim of simplifying parenthood.
Founder/CEO Kurt Workman first had the idea when caring for his twin cousins who were born prematurely. He also had a cousin pass away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The company has launched a “selfstarter” crowdfunding campaign on their website and is asking for pledges of $159 for an early-bird unit, with a goal of $100,000. Owlet Founder Jacob Colvin said:
Every parent knows what it’s like to lay in bed and stress about whether your child is breathing. Hearing my sick child wheezing all night long because of serious RSV is one of the hardest experiences I have ever had, knowing I couldn’t do anything for her. If we can help one parent or one child, all our effort would be worth it.
You can learn more about the Owlet Vitals Monitor in the video below: