3D Printing Technology in the Production of Wearable Baby Monitoring System


Thanks to 3D printing technology, parents are now able to check on their sleeping child’s position and vital signs, without even setting foot in the room.

Introducing the Mimo monitoring system, a high-tech monitor and baby kimono all in one. According to 3Ders, this adorable high-tech outfit allows parents to track their baby’s every movement from their smart phones.

Last weekend, Mimo was shipped to stores across the U.S. This high-tech organic-cotton kimono features a sensor called a Lilypad that is sewn into the sleepwear, and a green plastic turtle that clips onto the Lilypad and transfers data. This Lilypad and turtle track the baby’s sleeping position, activity level, respiration, and temperature, and sends it to parents’ smartphones via Bluetooth. The Lilypad also has a microphone, allowing the baby’s sounds to be streamed to the smartphones in real time. This design is aimed at helping parents sleep easier at night, while eliminating frequent late-night trips into the baby’s room.

Rest Devices, the company that produced the Mimos, said that it used 3D printing to develop rapid prototypes, which helped to speed the development process.

“We’re obsessed with making monitoring and data radically simple for people,” states Rest Devices’ website. “Ultimately, we want every product we make to be as simple, comfortable, and accurate as humanly possible.”

The Mimo sensor monitoring system is available as a set that includes three kimonos and the turtle tracker. The kimonos range in sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 months, and are priced at around $200.00.