News today that Daatrics, a company that specializes in wearable devices, is reinventing the way baby monitors work. For its part, Daatrics, which was founded in 2014, is a London-based design house that has spent a couple of years, generously funded by its investors, playing around with different wearable opportunities.

Its first product, Neebo, is an infant-care system including an egg-shaped wearable, a mobile app and a charging station. The idea of the product is to give new parents an unheard of amount of data and statistics about their baby.

Now, I have to say that I’m a bit of a skeptic about baby monitors of either the analog or digital variety. When my children were young, my wife and I had a pragmatic approach toward their care. We would, of course, put them to sleep in a position as advised by medical specialists and we would, also of course, make sure there were no dangers around them that could cause them harm. Beyond that, however, we determined that they would generally let us know when they needed tending and that having a baby monitor would only heighten our anxiety and do little for them.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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