• Bluetooth-connected infant vital signs monitor with smartphone application and range extender

Overview

Project Type: New Product Development and Offshore Manufacturing Setup

There is nothing that matters more to a parent than the safety of their child. With a vision to provide ease of mind to parents when away from their babies’ side, we were tasked to develop a unique wearable baby vital signs monitor by tapping into both our expertise in offshore manufacturing and wearable tech design. This smart device is worn on a baby’s wrist, transmitting vital signs to a base device where parents can keep track of in real-time via an LCD screen on the device itself or via a smartphone application. The device alarms parents in the event of a rise in body temperature or anomaly in heart-rate, preventing what could have been a life-threatening situation.

Challenges

One of the biggest challenge for our team was to identify the special needs of babies in order to develop a safe product. We had to define what the critical specifications were for practicality purposes and to integrate different technologies into a single ecosystem. Another challenge was to coordinate and test the heart-rate sensor, and to customize it to suit the physiology of an infant. Antenna range and battery life also proved to be quite the challenge to optimize, we wanted to minimize the need for charging and be able to boost the antenna range as much as possible for parents. We also wanted to minimize discomfort to the baby but not compromising on functionality.

Solutions

We worked with Taiwan’s top research organizations to develop and build a heart-rate sensor customized for a baby. We also had to conduct extensive research and testing, picking the brain of our highly experienced in-house engineers in order to resolve engineering challenges that arose at every stage. The device is currently readily available for sale, enabling better child care for babies and providing ease of mind for parents everywhere.

Project Tasks

Concept development
Product design
3D Modelling
Prototyping/Testing
Components Sourcing
Offshore Manufacturing Setup
Shipping and export
BT 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) implementation
Firmware development
Tooling and molding

Technical Specifications

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)
30 meter range
14-hour battery life
Baby safe medical-grade silicone bracelet
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Fast-response temperature sensor
Non-reactive skin-sensitive plastic
Suitable for infants aged 6 months – 5 years
Back-lit 3.5 inch LCD screen
Non-contact heart rate sensor
Micro USB connector
Body temperature, heart rate and alerts

About Us

Sourcing Overseas is an all-in-one offshore manufacturing consulting and product development firm whose mission is to bring your product from ideation to launch in a seamless manner, freeing you to build a successful business. Through years of experience, we are well-equipped to offer you a sophisticated and proven service that have helped hundreds of other clients to facilitate successful product launches. Just think of us as an extension of your company, your very own expert engineering and project management team.

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