Google has unveiled a technology that can keep an eye on the health of infants. The innovation that could use AI to carryout monitoring, promises to remind parents about their baby’s condition even before they wake up from sleep.
According to a patent application filed by Google in America, the device would aim to determine when the baby is "in a non-auditory discomfort state" and inform caregivers up to 10 minutes ahead of them waking.
The device will notify caregivers if the baby appears to be uncomfortable. Everything will depend on the infant’s movement and noise it makes along with the position; whether they are sleeping or kneeling, standing or otherwise.
According to CNBC reports, a patient described that an alert could be issued before the baby cries or even wakes up.
The device is powered by eye-tracking technology which would detect when a baby is asleep or awake or close to stirring. It would monitor the baby’s behaviour with the help of AI, audio recordings, video streaming against a database of normal patterns.
Earlier this year, Procter & Gamble (PG)-owned Pampers rolled out smart diapers, Lumi series to monitor sleep and urine of children. The diaper has activity sensors which work with a corresponding app to log the kid's pee and identify patterns. The complete kit offers a baby monitor along with diaper supply for ten days.