Bluetooth pacifier lets parents keep tabs on babies
Pacif-i is a new smart pacifier.
Published Monday, January 12, 2015 7:34AM EST
Thought to be the world's first smart pacifier, Pacif-i was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
It records the baby's temperature by means of a sensor that's built into the silicone teat and sends it to a corresponding smartphone app where parents can monitor it.
Temperature readings are time-stamped and plotted into a graph for easy viewing.
The gadget also contains a proximity sensor that alerts parents if their tot wanders outside a pre-determined range or if the child loses or misplaces the object.
English parent company Blue Maestro has been given a European Medical Device Class IIa license for Pacif-i.
The product is available for pre-order and is expected to ship in the next month.
The pacifier is priced at approximately $46.