Rest Devices teams up with Johnson & Johnson to create baby-focused connected sleep coaching system

Rest Devices has announced a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson that aims to provide parents with invaluable help in the form of a new smart and personalized sleep coaching system for babies. This system will enable parents to more easily monitor the state of their baby with the small wearable baby monitor called Mimo and the smartphone companion app called Nod. The entire system was announced during  2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and entered the public sales the following month. A baby monitor is called Mimo, and the smartphone app is called Nod.

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In addition to the monitoring, this system will also offer extensive coaching capabilities. It will first arrive on iOS, with plans to reach Android platform soon after. The entire idea was conceived because many studies have shown that lack of sleep can cause a baby to have unstable growth, bad mood and potentially health complications. And of course, whenever the baby cannot go to sleep, then parents also suffer. Even though the research process into determining what impact can prolong and stable sleep have on the baby,  Tara Glasgow, the Vice President of R&D of the Baby Franchise and Scientific Engagement at Johnson & Johnson Consumer, has said that they are fully focused on this cooperation that will try to improve infant sleep.

 

The sleep coaching system that they have devised is based on 350,000 infant sleep episodes compiled by the previously developed Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Sleep App which entered the market in 2012. Additionally, coaching system developers also had full access to Rests Device’s infant sleep database that was gathered by their Mimo monitors. Mimo entered the market in 2014, and it comes in the form of the onesie with a pocket that holds the sensor that tracks baby’s breathing, body position, sleep temperature, activity level and whether or not is baby awake or asleep. Data collected by Mimo is transmitted via Bluetooth to the nearby smartphone. Another useful addition is a real-time transmission of audio.  Rests Device also plans to develop crib sheet that will have the capability of detecting baby motion.

 

Partnership project is based in  Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, where a large amount of researchers and software engineers are working on new devices and services in the fields of consumer, medical, pharmaceutical, and public use. The Nod app was developed together by Rest Devices and Johnson & Johnson, enabling implementation of top tier analytics suite and coaching that will enable parents to give their babies better sleep. The app learns about parents goal, then develops behaviors and routines for their baby’s sleep, create customized suggestions that take into consideration all the data and advice taken from pediatric sleep experts and clinically-validated behavioral techniques.

 

“This coaching system brings an expert into the nursery with you at 2 am, so that when your baby can’t sleep, you can have someone with you that gives you very individualized advice,”

said Glasgow.  

“Not everyone has access to leading sleep researchers, but we can do is build all of that into an algorithm and deliver customized solutions that are a combination of human expertise and the aggregated data of hundreds of thousands of sleep episodes.”

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