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Motorola introduces family of smart nursery products

Steve Rogerson
October 26, 2016
Motorola has introduced a collection of six products that make up what it claims is the world's most intelligent connected baby nursery.
Motorola's Smart Nursery is a family of connected products that are smart on their own, but smarter together. The interactive products including a smart baby monitor with 18cm touch screen, smart camera, alert sensor, connected scales, humidifier and dream machine with features including in-depth analytic tracking, a rechargeable camera and digital scrapbook and video diary.
Each product works through the Hubble Connected app to track sleeping patterns, monitor nursery conditions, send alerts and more. Parents can use the information on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to learn more about their baby, and the nursery's environment.
The lead product in the range is the Smart Nursery Connect 7, a portable wifi video baby monitor that comes with a rechargeable camera. It includes an 18cm touch screen monitor, and uses smart analytics. This monitor – along with the other five products – serves alongside Hubble Connected for Smart Nursery app, for iOS and Android, as the nursery's central hub and works with the rest of the range to enable parents to find the perfect balance.
The Smart Nursery cam is a portable wifi video baby camera with a rechargeable battery and features HD (up to 1080p) video streaming, smile and cry detection, and sleep quality monitoring. The camera is included with the Connect 7 or available to purchase separately as an additional or standalone wifi camera.
An alert sensor can be placed on doors, windows or baby gates, and a push notification will alert the user when the connected sensor has been open or closed allowing peace of mind.
A connected scale tracks a baby's weight using the data to track daily, weekly and monthly progress, as well as using the in-app growth chart to monitor a baby's development. The scale can also be used by the whole family, as up to three additional adults can chart their progress.
The Smart Nursery Humidifier+ was introduced because humidity plays a key part in the quality of baby's sleep, and this connected humidifier features air and water purification to help breathing. Including four levels of cool mist diffusion and three timers, parents can control and adjust the settings from a compatible smartphone, tablet or Connect 7.
With a connected sound and light show projector with night and mood light setting, the dream machine features a selection of three animated scenes and traditional lullabies to help parents lull their newborn to sleep. If these don't work, the dream machine also featuring two-way communications to hear and calm them down using the parent’s own voice, or there's the option of downloading additional lullabies.
"Today's technology helps to capture, analyse and inform all of us, to help make the best decisions,” said Dino Lalvani, chairman of Binatone Global. “Being able to enrich baby care in this way by providing this level of intelligence to your smartphone is a connected experience that we are very proud of an innovation which leads the way in the future of nursery. Our new ecosystem of products equips parents with the tools to ensure their baby's safety, health, comfort and happiness."