Nanit Releases New Baby Clothing that Monitors Infants’ Breathing

Nanit Breathing Wear
Image: Nanit

It’s important to monitor newborn’s breathing. The CDC reported 3,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths in 2017. It’s helpful to learn about newborn breathing to keep you informed and take the best care of your little one. There are several types of baby monitors currently available in the market. But most of these have sensors or other electronics embedded in the baby’s clothing, causing concern for parents.

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Nanit, an American tech start-up that develops baby monitor devices connected through its mobile app, released new infant clothing that do not need sensors or other forms of embedded electronics. Dubbed Breathing Wear, the infant outfit works with Nanit’s smart camera to monitor baby’s breathing.

The system provides insights to baby’s breathing by allowing the camera to read the clothing’s patterns, reports MobiHealthNews.

Nanit Plus is a small, square camera that’s made to be placed above a crib, aiming directly down for an overhead view. It’s well designed and unobtrusive, mounting as simply as a shelf.

When the camera is placed above the baby’s crib it interprets the customized pattern on the baby’s clothing item, and translate that into a breathing pattern. This information is then sent to the parents’ smartphone or tablet.

Person holding a mobile
Image: Nanit (YouTube)

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“Many of the parents in our Nanit community have requested the ability to track their baby’s breathing motion,” said Dr. Assaf Glazer, Nanit co-founder and CEO. “And since every parent and every baby is unique, we wanted to give customers an easy, natural and customizable way to add this feature into their existing Nanit sleep solution.”

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