Features Monday, August 11, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 10, 2014 | 11:01pm IST London / New York : Parents who send their kids to day care centres often worry about their well-being. They need not any more. A Finland-based company has now developed an app that allows parents to be in constant touch with the care providers. Developed by While On The Move, the "Daisy" software of the company is an information system for early childhood education based on near field communications (NFC) technology and provides a mobile application for day care centres and family child care providers. Using the app, the provider can monitor on-line attendance reports and the hours of care provided. The app allows parents to interact with care providers and to book care times. "As far as we know, there is no other software quite like Daisy in the market," Kristiina Ilkka, sales and marketing manager of While On The Move was quoted as saying. Worried about your toddler's activities all the time? Fear not as these wearable bands loaded with sensors will track your baby's every move in the house. The device, called "Sproutling", sits on your child's ankle and senses information about the baby's well being. The sensors in the device measure heart rate, temperature and location of the baby and also send information about the humidity, noise and light conditions of the room. A $249 app uses this data to understand a child and send notifications to the parent in a visual way. It doesn't overwhelm parents with information. The makers claim the device even tells you when the baby is in a fussy mood. For those worried about radiation, the app uses "Bluetooth low energy" which the manufacturers claim is roughly 1,200 times weaker than mobile phone radio waves present in homes, media reports said. IANS

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