A life changing onesie.
An Australian start-up company has developed a onesie that could potentially save babies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The jumpsuit is designed to track your baby’s heartbeat, body movements, breathing patterns and temperature. It collects data and sends the results (in real time) to parents’ mobile phones.
A SIDs and Kids media release says that in Australia, “Nine children under the age of four die suddenly and unexpectedly every day in Australia from causes including sleeping accidents, drowning, motor vehicle accidents, sudden onset illness, SIDS and stillbirth.” So TechBeach has developed a baby suit that could change the statistics, and ease parental concerns.
“All parents worry about their babies, all the time – I didn’t sleep at all when my children were born,” TechBeach CEO and father-of-three Giuseppe Porcelli told Daily Mail Australia.
Giuseppe explained that when a child is too hot, too cold or has flu-like symptoms parents panic - they get scared. He told them that if something like this was available before, it would've made parents' lives a lot less stressful.
"The advantage of the technology is that you can have all the information wherever you are," he told Daily Mail Australia.
It's a huge forward move in monitoring technology. With sensors built in to the onesie that transmit real-time health data to a mobile phone, this is a first in Australia and something that will change the future for parents.
The sensors don't sit directly on the baby's body, instead they are situated inside the suit. They show behavioural trends and send alerts to the parents mobile app. As the child grows older you can attach the device to other jumpsuits and (once your baby outgrows onesies) other clothing.