Feeds

What the world needs now is... a Bluetooth-enabled baby's dummy

Oh NO! Temp-sensor pacifier just got dunked in my tea

Boost IT visibility and business value

UK startup Blue Maestro is about to solve the spit-the-dummy-out-of-the-crib problems forever with Pacifi, a toddler’s dummy that comes with a Bluetooth connection.

The device combines silicon and silicone to measure the child’s temperature and can provide a level of monitoring which is not possible even with regular checking.

A connected app – available on both iOS and Android – shows time and temperature, so the concerned parent can see the effect of medication and if necessary provide a record for medical professionals, although that’s waiting on approval in the US.

The device also has a “leash” feature. Using the app, it can be set to sound an alarm if the Pacifi gets beyond a configurable distance, typically because the child has thrown the Pacifi out of its pram. It can also be used to locate the dummy if it’s lost.

Even those too young to switch a phone on can be connected

The inventor and co-founder of Blue Maestro, Kirstin Hancock, told The Register that the Pacifi was born of personal experience. She explained that the youngest of her three children was quite ill as a baby with a lot of ear infections and there was a need to keep an eye on the infant's temperature: “I know first-hand it is easy to lose track of readings and the timings of medication.”

Using a low-energy Bluetooth Smart chip, formerly known as BLE, it has a battery life of more than one year. It is waterproof and dishwashable.

The dummy will go on sale in autumn once it has received its regulatory approvals and will sell for approximately £25 (including VAT). ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
EE plonks 4G in UK Prime Minister's backyard
OK, his constituency. Brace yourself for EXTRA #selfies
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.