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The Brainy Baby Suit That Tells You Why Your Child Is Crying

07/03/2012 13:18 | Updated 22 May 2015

The brainy baby suit that tells you why your child is crying

First-time parents, fret no more! Boffins have invented a baby suit that takes the mystery out of why your baby is crying.

The Exmobaby suit has a built-in thermometer, heart rate monitor and movement sensor built into the fabric which build up a picture of your child's "mood".

These "biosensors" - the ultimate baby monitor - can detect movement and moisture, informing parents via email or text whether their baby is sleeping or up and about, and whether he or she needs changing.

Parents can manually adjust the gadget's "guesses" so that it will get better the more it is used.

"The software means that parents can record previous physical states and attach a motivation, such as hunger or tiredness, which allows the system to predict likely causes in the future," says the company. "The technology can learn over time."

The baby suits are currently being tested in hospitals - and Exmobaby are looking for volunteers to test the gadgets at home.

It estimates that the finished product could cost around £100 wholesale, plus service charges. The suit works using conductive fibres and sensors built into the fabric.

"Exmobaby parents will be able to see icons representing their baby's heartbeat, emotional state and activity level on their phones," says the company.

"This is especially important for first-time mothers re-entering the work force, parents concerned about the vigilance of their babysitter, and childcare centers juggling the needs of multiple children.

"Exmobaby will also be marketed to parents worried about infant sleep apnea, choking and other dangers that relate to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome."

What do you think? Would you buy it?

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