* Posts by Blue Maestro

7 posts • joined 9 Jul 2014

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

Blue Maestro

Re: Unnecessary

The article wasn't clear on this point - the leash feature makes the phone sound an alarm, not the pacifier. Although a trusted phone can make the pacifier sound an alarm too (like when trying to find it). A feature of the device though, is it will not sound an alarm if it registers it is in a baby's mouth. We also display a warning if someone is going to use the "find me" feature in the pacifier, to check that it is not with their baby.

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: No wireless near my baby

Hi,

This was a concern for us in the design of the pacifier.

Pacifier transmits 3 milliseconds every 5 seconds, which means for over 99.99% of the time it is not transmitting at all. This is compared to radio signals from a phone or wifi which can be transmitting constantly. Also, when it does transmit, its signal is very weak, may 100s of times weaker than a wifi router. We have designed the pacifier that it can be switched off from transmission mode at any point a parent wants to, such as when they are not taking the baby's temperature, for example.

The FDA has also done a study on wireless devices such as phones on children and found no health risks (please see http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/HomeBusinessandEntertainment/CellPhones/ucm116331.htm).

As others point out, the ambient RF a baby is exposed to is likely to be many times higher than what the pacifier produces.

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: Simpler solution.

Hi,

There is a thermistor inside the silicon teat that takes the temperature.

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: From the shop with big windows

Hi Ed,

They are completely watertight and can with-stand steam sterilisation.

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: Unexpected consequences?

Hi,

Yes the primary colours are moulded into the silicon cover and are completely fast. Blue teeth would not be a good look!

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: Guessing game:

Hi Allan,

Pacifier is waterproof and will then measure the temperature of your tea!

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

Blue Maestro

Re: Throw down

Hi John, it is not recommended to tether a pacifier by a cord or any other form of lead to a baby due to the risk of them wrapping it around themselves. In fact it is illegal to sell a pacifier with a lead in the U.S.

Kirstin, Blue Maestro

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