by Spela Kosir

March 10, 2017

Interview with Greg Gallagher – founder of Snuza

“The alarm went off this morning around 5 am to let me know that my daughter had not taken a breath in 20+ seconds, I was able to wake her and she started breathing again”. This is a story of one of many parents that have experienced the benefits of using Snuza. We are very excited to have this South African baby monitoring company as one of our exhibitors at this year´s MEDICA. Please read a short interview with Greg Gallagher – a founder of the company who told us a bit more about Snuza.

1) What is Snuza and what sets it apart from other baby monitors out their today?

Snuza is an ISO 13485 certified company that produces a range of baby breathing monitors. We have developed the world’s first portable baby breathing monitor fully certified as a Class IIb Medical Device (93/42/EEC – 2007/47/EEC). It has the advantage of being small, battery powered, totally portable and easily attached, meaning parents are now able to monitor their babies wherever they may fall asleep. This has a major advantage over the under-mattress type monitors which are bulky, mains powered and have to be installed under a baby’s mattress, limiting their use to the crib and making it inconvenient to travel with the baby

2) You will be exhibiting with us at Medica 2017 where people will be able to check out your products live! What kind of partners is your company currently looking for?

We would be looking for distribution partners within the medical sector in Europe.

3) Around baby products there are always a lot of safety concerns. How are you addressing these concerns and make sure your products are completely save for the use with little humans?

We have many years of experience in high quality product design and all our designs are conducted with safety at the top of the priority list. This is evident in our meeting and exceeding the extremely stringent standards required by the European Medical Devices Directives, which are especially high for Class IIb devices. Our company culture also promotes high moral values, emphasising accountability, quality and responsibility, all which permeate through to the design culture.

4) Besides your own what is currently your favorite wearable device and why?

Apple Watch. It provides the most basic tools (tells the time) and some very useful tools (eg HR monitoring, voice-to-text messaging, etc) which are natively integrated into the iOS platform.