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Baby mobile and monitor concept gives a bird’s eye view of cot

Baby mobile and monitor concep...
The cot mobile and baby monitor combines two devices most new parents will buy
The cot mobile and baby monitor combines two devices most new parents will buy
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The baby monitor spins to entertain the baby, and is capable of playing lullabies to help them relax and fall asleep
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The baby monitor spins to entertain the baby, and is capable of playing lullabies to help them relax and fall asleep
Unfortunately as the baby monitor mobile is only a concept, there are no plans for production
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Unfortunately as the baby monitor mobile is only a concept, there are no plans for production
The characters hanging from the mobile are designed to keep a baby interested … and looking at the camera
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The characters hanging from the mobile are designed to keep a baby interested … and looking at the camera
Fitting in with the Philips product-line was part of the project
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Fitting in with the Philips product-line was part of the project
The speakers also act as a two way radio so that parents can always hear their baby and talk to them remotely.
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The speakers also act as a two way radio so that parents can always hear their baby and talk to them remotely.
Mothers are never more than a button press away from communicating with their babies
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Mothers are never more than a button press away from communicating with their babies
The monitor mobile would be made out of acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and various other non-toxic polymers
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The monitor mobile would be made out of acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and various other non-toxic polymers
The cot mobile and baby monitor combines two devices most new parents will buy
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The cot mobile and baby monitor combines two devices most new parents will buy

There's no shortage of baby monitors out there, even high-tech ones. Previously we've seen devices which let parents check on their little ones using an iPhone or iPad, and others which swivel to track them, wherever they are. But designer Denny Tsai thinks he's come up with something unique – a baby monitor which is fitted into a cot mobile.

Tsai, who came up with his concept while attending the Art Center College of Design in California, says his creation would give a bird’s eye view of a baby lying in a cot as well as performing all the usual functions normally associated with a baby monitor and crib mobile. It would act as a nightlight, play lullabies, and the speakers would act as a two-way radio so that parents could always hear their baby and talk to them remotely.

What makes his Aegis different from current offerings is that a camera is fitted within the mobile – but out of reach of the baby – giving a unique view from above, which is better than most baby monitors on the market which have to be positioned off to the side. "A baby mobile is often the first toy that any baby gets," Tsai told Gizmag. "It's attached to the baby's crib and helps them develop their spatial reasoning skills."

Unfortunately as the baby monitor mobile is only a concept, there are no plans for production
Unfortunately as the baby monitor mobile is only a concept, there are no plans for production

After realizing this and researching the needs of parents, he decided that combining a baby monitor with the mobile would be logical and set about designing his product. "The most important aspect is that the baby mobile has a camera that is out of the baby's reach," Tsai added. "This is important because other monitors on the market can be kicked over by an over-energetic baby, it also provides a better view of the baby at all times."

Unfortunately, as the baby monitor mobile is only a concept, there are no plans for production. The Philips logo is present, as designing it to fit in with a product range already on the market was part of the project. Tsai estimates it would retail for around US$150 if taken to market and that it would be made out of acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and various other non-toxic polymers.

In case you're thinking that sounds a bit steep, Tsai has an answer for you. "Ask any mother what the price of her child's safety is. Over the course of a year, this is less than 50 cents a day!"

Source: Dennytsai.com via Yanko Design

4 comments
Richardf
The baby's bed would do better if it monitored life signs and such typically possibly fatal conditions
Matt Rings
@Richardf... I think you're on to something... now get inventing! ;)
Andy Keating
Babysense monitor sits under cot mattress, absolute life saver and great peace of mind
SPtheALIEN
As far as baby monitors go, that's actually a reasonable price. However, I question the utility past the first six months. The monitor would still be useful, but the mobile--not so much. Our child stopped using a mobile after the first few months and I know several other kids who don't use it with their infant past the first half year.