Owlet Baby Care has created the worldâ€™s first baby â€œsmart sockâ€ that transmits a childâ€™s heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, sleep quality, and sleep position (rollover alerts) to a parentâ€™s smartphone or other internet-based device.
Kurt Workman Owlet Founder/CEO and father of a baby on the way; 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 worry of whether or not an infant was getting enough oxygen was a personal one that hit close to home.
â€œEvery parent knows what itâ€™s like to lay in bed and stress about whether your child is breathing,â€œ says Jacob Colvin, Owlet Founder and father of two.Â â€œHearing my sick child wheezing all night long because of serious RSV is one of the hardest experiences I have ever had, knowing I couldnâ€™t do anything for her. Â If we can help one parent or one child, all our effort would be worth it.â€
The Owlet Vitals Monitor is also the first â€œwearable technologyâ€ in the infant space and is especially unique because it applies a safe, proven hospital technology in a new way: utilizing multiple sensors, so it can grow with your child. Â The monitor will continue to work as long as it fits the childâ€™s foot, and it has been beta tested on infants up to two years old.
Find out more at OwletCare.com.