Bringing home a new baby is pure joy, but it also comes with much adjustment and even more worries and fears. Many parents recognize the anxiety that leads them to peering in at their baby several times a night to “just be sure” he or she is still breathing. The Owlet Smart Sock is a baby monitoring system that helps alleviate some of those worries and gives parents peace of mind.
The system connects a sock, designed to fit most babies up to 18 months, to technology that monitors a baby’s heart rate and oxygen level via Bluetooth to a base station and/or a smartphone. The system sounds an alert if the child’s heart rate dips too low, rises too high or if their oxygen level drops below a pre-set threshold. Although Owlet can’t guarantee a baby’s safety, and is not designed to be a substitute for standard safety techniques and procedures associated with the prevention of SIDS, it does provide tired parents with peace of mind that they will be alerted if their baby needs them.