Google patent reveals plans for AI baby monitor that can tell parents when their child wakes up
- The patent published last week describes a baby monitor with eye-tracking technology
- It could also assess movements to detect possible abnormalities
- Device would have an HD video monitor and send activity notifications to parents
Google has applied for a patent for an AI-powered baby monitor to tell parents exactly what their child is doing at a given time.
The patent, published this month and discovered by CNBC, describes a device equipped with eye-tracking technology that would detect when a baby is awake or asleep.
It would also be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior based on sound and movement, and let parents know if the baby appears to be uncomfortable.
Google has applied for a patent for an AI-powered baby monitor to tell parents exactly what their child is doing at a certain time
According to CNBC, the monitor described in the patent would come with "eye condition analysis" that is dependent on changes in irises, pupils, and whites to identify a baby's sleeping state.
It would also take into account the baby's posture and be able to distinguish between standing, kneeling, climbing or lying down.
"If the baby constantly throws and turns, the baby may be in some form of discomfort, such as being too hot or too cold," the CNBC said.
The device can have an HD video monitor.
Although the patent application does not mean that Google will certainly put the high-tech baby monitor into practice, the company has expanded its home front in recent years with numerous smart devices.
In May, Google revealed that it would merge its Nest and Google Home products to bring more cameras into the smart home.
Google today launched the successor of its Nest Hub (formerly the Home Hub), which offers its Smart Display with Google Assistant and a larger 10-inch screen.
And, unlike the previous one, the $ 229 Nest Hub Max has a built-in camera that can recognize different faces.
Google first unveiled Nest Hub Max during its I / O conference in May and the device is now available in the US, UK and Australia.
Google today launched the successor of its Nest Hub (formerly the Home Hub), which offers its Smart Display with Google Assistant and a larger 10-inch screen
Nest Hub Max uses a wide-angle camera of 6.5 megapixels and is available in two colors: chalk and charcoal.
It has a 10-inch HD touchscreen display and stands just over 7 inches high. The system is compatible with Android and iOS.
The Hub Max, the newest in the line-up, is the first to come with a camera and also offers a feature called Face Match that is designed to further personalize the experience.
But there is some concern about what it means for privacy.
The function takes the voice tuning capabilities of the previous device to the next level and adds the ability to clearly recognize and remember each member of the family.
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