Owlet to Release Smart Sock Monitor for Newborns this Summer

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Owlet Baby Care Home is slated to launch the Smart Sock this summer. Currently the world’s first vital monitor that can be worn by a newborn child, the Smart Sock is designed to ensure overall baby safety and parents’ peace of mind.

Biomed Monthly – May 2014 The Smart Sock is a pioneer in wearable technology that can be comfortably worn by newborns on their ankles while tracking the baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, and sleep quality through roll over alerts.

Integrally built for heart rate and blood oxygenation monitoring, the monitor has a four-sensor pulse oximeter that allows for nine various light and sensor combinations and automatically adjusts data readings for foot growth, all movements, and various levels of ambient light. It also gained a competitive edge from the rest of its kind with its advanced features that employ multiple sensors so that it grows with the baby. The ankle-worn Velcro sock was also beta tested to make sure it fits the infant’s foot for up to two years of age.

Engineered for mobile accessibility, parents can easily access the child’s health data via a cloud-based portal through a Smartphone app or any internet-connected device. For as long as the mobile app runs in the background of their gadgets, parents would be able to receive all child data alerts transmitted from the Smart Sock to their devices.

Owlet now has over $300,000 worth of pre-orders in the U.S. The Smart Sock also comes in blue and pink to set genders apart. More and more venture capitalists are expressing their confidence and optimism on the product’s success in the consumer market once it’s launched, as evident in the $1.85 million worth in investments Owlet garnered to date. With plans on debuting this neonatal monitor breakthrough in the medical arena later this year, Owlet also hopes to secure clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by 2015.

Owlet CEO Kurt Workman said, “We see the wearable future will include every single baby coming home from the hospital with a health monitor.” According to the company, this newborn monitoring gadget could give parents “peace of mind about your baby’s health at a glance.”

Technological advancements like the Owlet Smart Sock offers huge potential in optimizing neonatal care and safety, in and out of the medical facility. Like Owlet Baby Care Home, AIV is also dedicated in delivering high caliber maternal and fetal care through providing the medical field with premium grade fetal monitoring solutions. To view AIV’s comprehensive line of fetal monitoring transducers, new replacement parts, and expert repair services, check out https://aiv-inc.com/fetal-monitor-transducers.html today.

About the Author

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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