About 40 years ago, an inventor by the name of Patrick Flanagan invented the Neurophone – a device which was a basic radio transmitter that could be picked by the human nervous system, the signals were received by the skin and the brain interpreted them into sound. The reason we didn’t use the Neurophone ever is because of high voltage that it used, which made it dangerous for routine use.
Watching a baby all night long to make sure it sleeps healthy, can cast a toll on new parents, but there isn’t an alternative. We’ll, Bill a father of two seem to have found a solution in the Baby Monitor. The audio based device that can be velcroed on the swaddled baby to keep track of its breathing movement, orientation and body temperature. Baby Monitor uses the Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos eZ430 wristwatch (sans the band) along with an RF transmitter, an accelerometer, a temperature sensor and USB dongle to communicate with a computer.