Smart Baby Monitor for your little one

New parents tend to constantly worry about the well being of their child, even more if its their firstborn. In absence of anyone with an experience with newborns and infants, it is very difficult for the parents to understand the small things that may affect their child’s health. Thanks to the Owlet Smart Sock. The Smart Sock is worn by your baby as he/she sleeps. It collects heart rate, oxygen, temperature and sleep data and parents can now monitor it on their smart phones. Not only will it monitor day-to-day health of your child, but it can help spot Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs).

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The smart sock, created by Jacob Colvin after his own child became sick, uses four tiny sensors to monitor heart rate and oxygen level and the app will also send data anonymously back to the company, and they in turn plan to assemble a database to help spot problems and warn parents about them as early as possible.

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The company aims to be the only wireless baby monitor that will come home with almost every child at birth. Because it is engineered to be light, easily washable, and comfortable, the bootie will allow parents to ensure their kids are still breathing and, more importantly, offer important insight to researchers on the first few months of life.

The monitor is shipping this summer for $250 and comes in blue and pink. They are currently accepting pre-orders for the second batch.

A portable water purifier for drinking sea water!

We have always studied since school days that 70% of the earth is covered with water but most of it is not drinkable due to sea’s salinity and minerals. Its been man’s desire to always be able to harness this seemingly limitless source of water for drinking purposes. We have made significant progress with that but never had a portable device ever.

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This is one product that would have really come handy to Robinson Crusoe or Tom Hanks in the Adventure Drama named Cast Away or the most recent Thriller ‘Life of Pi’. Being able to drink sea-water is like a dream come true for every sea traveler and mariner. There are some large devices which have been developed for this purpose and converts sea water into drinkable state. But none of them are portable and not fit for storing in your bag. Designers Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim have developed a product which solves all these purposes. Its named the Puri – Sea Water Desalination Bottle.

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The Puri works on the concept of Reverse Osmosis and has been put in a very compressed and compact form inside the bottle. This regular sized bottle draws the saline out of the water and into the bottle’s yellow filter. The remaining water is then safe to drink, which could mean the difference between life and death in a sudden marine emergency. See the process flow of the bottle below.
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Check out their video on YouTube here

Handy water purifier for travellers

Water borne diseases continue to rule the kingdom of ailments! Water is something we humans cannot stay without and the availability of clean drinking water is difficult when we are on the roads and travelling to far off places. The problem of clean drinking water is all the more prominent in third world countries. Grayl, which is a Seattle based startup has come up with a brilliant handy solution to this clean drinking water problem.

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The device has G3+ Three technologies in one for clean, safe water
G1 – Triple charged mesh captures germs (protozoa, bacteria, and viruses)
G2 – Ultra-powdered activated carbon from natural coconut husks filters odor, flavor, industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals, and heavy metals
G3- Antimicrobial agent to keep it fresh between uses

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To put it simply the device consists of a double-walled container with a mesh filter system contained within the base of the inner cup. Once the outer cup has been filled with water, the user then places the inner cup inside and pushes down, forcing the liquid through the filter. The filter combines three technologies to ensure the water is properly purified: a triple charged mesh the capture germs, a layer of ultra-powdered activated carbon and an antimicrobial agent to keep the filter fresh between uses.

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GRAYL is effective against disease causing water-borne pathogens, metals, chemicals, flavor and odor. This innovative idea could help millions of people in the various parts of the world where clean drinking water is a LUXURY!