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Baby Monitor 2.0 Features Bluetooth and USB Tech

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Two bracelets and a base station

What do you get when you cram a baby monitor, radio, alarm, and a watch into a bracelet? According to designers Jessica Mendoza and Henoc Monte, you get the Sikker, or the Danish word for safety.

The Sikker setup has two bracelets, one for the concerned parent and a smaller one for that bundle of joy. Both go on a base station to recharge, and feature tiny integrated speakers for music playback.

As an advanced baby monitor, the Sikker system not only transmits audio from the baby to the parent via Bluetooth, and vice-versa. The parent can quickly determine its child's temperature through a color-coded strip. 

A small touch screen display allows the parent to control all functions—even what music the baby will hear to lull them to sleep.

The base station hooks up to a computer via USB to transfer temperature and heart beat history. It's doubtful if the technology right now can provide what the Sikker design concept needs—at a reasonable price for Middle America at least.

If Sikker does make the transition to retail however, it would be the perfect household gadget for those always-paranoid parents.

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    romansky , March 22, 2010 12:04 PM
    It actually prevents Crysis!
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    serkol , March 22, 2010 11:49 AM
    "perfect household gadget for those always-paranoid parents" :-)

    We were paranoid with our first baby :-)
    With the second and the third one - MUCH less worries. I would buy this bracelet when we had our first baby. Now I know that this would be a waste of money.
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    romansky , March 22, 2010 12:04 PM
    It actually prevents Crysis!
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    JohnnyLucky , March 22, 2010 12:08 PM
    Just how exopensive is the monitoring system?
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    TomD_1 , March 22, 2010 12:20 PM
    All you will be hearing through the speaker is Crysis
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    hoof_hearted , March 22, 2010 12:47 PM
    I always thought of Bluetooth as a close proximity wireless. How does this work room-to-room or even upstairs-downstairs?

    I would like to stick the baby temperature sensor reading in my sidebar along with all those other sensor readings (GPU,CPU,etc).
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2010 12:48 PM
    What's up with those idiots that put " but can it play Crysis" on every post. You are an idiot !!
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    sliem , March 22, 2010 1:54 PM
    The watch would not be comfortable for the baby, I would think.
    Also, is it drool resistant? baby proof? How much?
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    babybeluga , March 22, 2010 2:04 PM
    I like how they made it look like hand cuffs because when you're wearing this thing, you're pretty much chained to your kid.
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    smeker , March 22, 2010 2:36 PM
    Yeah, where can you buy this?
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    bill gates is your daddy , March 22, 2010 2:41 PM
    oh....there's a bracelet??

    I was to busy staring at her cleavage wondering when her boob was going to pop out.
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2010 3:15 PM
    no matter its WiFi, Bluetooth or whatsoever, radio waves are no good for the the brain of human esp. for babies.
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    Dawgsoverrebs , March 22, 2010 4:02 PM
    JohnnyLuckyJust how exopensive is the monitoring system?

    smekerYeah, where can you buy this?

    OMG really, it clearly says its not availible retail. That means you cant go buy it with your dollers euros yen peso or anything else

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    Spanky Deluxe , March 22, 2010 4:06 PM
    Very cool! I hope this kind of thing will be available by the time i get around to having kids.
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    ukgooey , March 22, 2010 4:47 PM
    When we had my little boy I spent most of my first 3-4 months absolutely crapping myself about things possibly going wrong. If he went quiet, I almost shit myself. If he cried, I almost shit myself. I reckon most new parents do. However, I soon realised that constantly monitoring him was pretty pointless. In fact I'm still not sure what baby monitors are for. This monitoring system thing, whilst awesomely cool, is only for over protective parents in my opinion and is cashing in on first time parents paranoia. Kids are far more durable than people would have you believe. You don't need this. But if it makes you feel better....
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    MitchMeister- , March 22, 2010 10:44 PM
    hoof_heartedI always thought of Bluetooth as a close proximity wireless. How does this work room-to-room or even upstairs-downstairs?

    Bluetooth ranges depend on power. I doubt these would go 100M like the high powered bluetooth devices out there, but you can bet they would make sure it had the range for a medium sized house at a minimum. 20m would be what I had to guess.
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    acecombat , March 22, 2010 11:12 PM
    I like how in the concept art it shows the bracelets hovering on the charging station. Will this feature be available in the retail version too?
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    anamaniac , March 23, 2010 10:49 AM
    romanskyIt actually prevents Crysis!

    A Crysis comment being upvoted? I thought I was the only one who did that!
    I certainly can see people who'd buy this. GPS that links to the parents smartphone too? (ONLY for babies/toddlers, not for anyone older, because even a 10 year old deserves some privacy.)
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2010 5:59 AM
    how much is it?
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2010 2:51 PM
    iam final year ece
    i want mini proect for embedded
    based on bluetooth sensors monitoring
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