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Sen.se launches "Mother" home and family monitoring system

The Mother home and family monitoring device from Sen.se
The Mother home and family monitoring device from Sen.se
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The Mother home and family monitoring device from Sen.se
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The Mother home and family monitoring device from Sen.se
Mother connects to your home network and monitors a range of possible actitivities
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Mother connects to your home network and monitors a range of possible actitivities
Mother has been named an Honoree of the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards
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Mother has been named an Honoree of the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards
Mother connects to battery-powered mobile sensors called Cookies that can detect location, movement and temperature
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Mother connects to battery-powered mobile sensors called Cookies that can detect location, movement and temperature
Cookies wirelessly communicate with both the Mother device and with each other
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Cookies wirelessly communicate with both the Mother device and with each other
Four Cookies are provided initially, but more can be added
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Four Cookies are provided initially, but more can be added
Twelve initial uses are available, with tracking data presented on a dashboard
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Twelve initial uses are available, with tracking data presented on a dashboard

Connected devices firm Sen.se has debuted Mother at CES 2014. The system, which has been named an Honoree of the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, is a benevolent-looking Weeble-esque figure aimed at monitoring different aspects of your home and family life.

Mother connects to your home network by way of Ethernet port and is coupled with accompanying mobile sensors called "Cookies" that detect location, movement and temperature. The Motion Cookies wirelessly communicate with the Mother parent device, and also with each other, over a proprietary radio standard (on the 915 MHz frequency band in the US, and 868 MHz in Europe), allowing for a variety of tailored uses. When out of range, Cookies can store up to 10 days of data, which is automatically uploaded when a Mother unit is detected.

The system can be employed to monitor walking or jogging distances, register which family members are at home, log how often home objects are being used, take temperature readings throughout the home, and track sleep quality, amongst other applications. Notifications including text messages, emails and phone calls can also be set up, for such things as intrusion alerts if certain doors and windows are opened, or for when a family member arrives home.

"Mother is the first true advent of the Internet of Things in everyday life," said Rafi Haladjian, Founder of Sen.se. "We have made sensors that unobtrusively blend into your life. She offers the knowledge and comfort you want, when and how you want it, all while remaining discreet."

A Mother bundle that includes one base unit and four Cookies will ship from next month, for a retail price of US$222.

Source: Sen.se

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