LAS VEGAS – CES is bursting at the seams with wearable and health-tracking technology for adults, but a couple of companies we came across are bringing wearable technology to babies and toddlers as well.
Pacif-i Smart Pacifier
Need to track your baby’s temperature? Or sick and tired of misplaced pacifiers? BlueMaestro just launched the Pacif-i Smart Pacfifier that montiors a baby’s temperature and reports it back to a smartphone app.
The Pacif-i also has a built in promxity sensor so you can monitor if the child wanders away. If your baby drops or hides the pacifiier, use your smartphone to trigger a buzzer.
I’m not sure how parents will feel embedded electronics in their pacifiers, but the locator alarm does seem pretty useful. The Pacif-i is currently in pre-order and will cost $40.
Kiband is a new wrist tracker for kids that allows parents to set a perimeter distance and get alerts on their smartphone when the child wanders off. The Kiband locks on to a child’s wrist and can only be removed by using the parent’s smartphone that is paired with it.
The parent can program different distances for different environments, like a grocery store or amusement park. When the child approaches the permiter, the band vibrates silently on the child’s wrist to let them know that the shouldn’t go any further. Once past the perimeter, the band can emit audible alarms on both your smartphone and the band itself. It also alerts you if the Kiband is submerged in water so that you can take action.
I’m sure parents will like the peace of mind that a device like this offers, and it is certainly a more elegant solution than a kid leash. The Kiband is in pre-order on Indiegogo.