Smart sock helps parents monitor baby

(WXYZ) - A new device may help put the minds of new parents a little more at ease.

It's a sock that's cozy and smart.  The Owlet Vitals Monitor will actually let you track the health and sleep patterns of your newborn baby.

The company is hoping to alleviate some of that new parenting stress.

The monitor keeps track of your baby's heart rate and oxygen—delivering real-time results right to your smartphone.

The sock will also monitor your child's skin temperature, sleep quality and very importantly provide you with rollover alerts if your baby flips on his or her stomach.

The company's website shows how the Owlet app will generate a graph of your baby's health data so you can see their growth progress.

The sock works using pulse oximity technology.

Owlet has turned to a selfstarter crowdfunding campaign to help push this product out into the market.

People can get the monitor at a discounted rate if they pledge to Owlet during its campaign which is running for the next couple of weeks.

One of Owlet's founders and CEO, Kurt Workman, says he had a vision for the product after his cousin passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

"Our mission is to make a difference in the world.  By creating products that help parents and increase the safety of their kids, we are making a difference in ways that draw on our passion," says Jacob Colvin, Owlet co-founder, in a press release on the company's website.

To learn more about Owlet, go here:  http://www.owletcare.com/

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