This week's CES 2019 highlighted "family tech" products tapping into parental anxiety.
One example is Woobo, a sociable toy that talks in a child-like voice and makes chores that children might be less inclined to do more entertaining.
Also showcased were "contactless" baby monitors, including a device from Raybaby that uses radar to detect breathing patterns, and the computer vision-equipped Nanit baby monitor; the latter watches infants from overhead, measuring sleeping patterns by tracking the movements of a specially-designed swaddle.
Even more advanced is a pregnancy band from Owlet, which wraps around a pregnant woman's abdomen to track fetal heartbeats via electrocardiogram. The band sends a morning wellness report to a user’s smartphone app, with details including an expectant mother’s contractions and sleep positions, and warnings if fetal heartbeat or movements fall outside normal ranges.
From Associated Press
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