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AT&T, Exmovere Turn Your Baby Into an iPhone Accessory

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We already knew that a large portion of infants are treated like accessories. Dressed up in outfits to accent a pair of shoes. Wisps of hair in bows and barrettes like a giant Barbie doll. Onesies bearing the logo of the parents' favorite band.

But wouldn't it be great if the kid could be tethered to an iPhone or Android device like a plump, giggling Square reader? Well, thanks to AT&T and an infant garment made by Exmovere, your baby becomes a giant smartphone hub!

Yesterday, Exmovere announced it had teamed up with AT&T to deliver a hi-tech onesie -- dubbed Exmobaby -- which senses your baby's vital signs and allows you to monitor them in real-time via a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. And mindful not to turn the product into a litany of lawsuits, Exmovere ensured that the connection is completely wireless.

According to the press release, Exmobaby monitors heart rate, skin temperature, moisture, and movement. By detecting those vital signs, the information can be used to interpret your baby's emotional state and behavior -- far better than the kid's default and outdated whine, cry, or gurgle. If any of the signs indicate a problem, an alert is sent automatically to parents and caregivers.

As of now, there's no release date. So you may want to hold off on having kids lest you enter into a world of obsolete parenting that's been around for eons.

Here's Exmovere's press release in full:

Parents to Keep Tabs on Baby Through Wirelessly Connected Pajamas

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're tired of losing sleep because you can't take your eye off of the baby monitor, some much needed rest is on the way. AT&T* and Exmovere (Frankfurt:X3M) today announced an agreement to wirelessly enable Exmovere's patented biosensor baby pajamas, Exmobaby.

Exmobaby is a snap-on transmitter designed to measure critical vital signs in infants, including heart rate, skin temperature, moisture and movement. The data is transmitted at regular intervals to the parent's computer, tablet and smartphone and is used to interpret the baby's emotional states and behavior, transmitting alerts to parents and caregivers when their babies require attention or care. The wireless transmitter device will be sold with pajama garments available in four sizes ranging from 0 – 12 months. The transmitter device can easily be removed for washing.

With Exmobaby, parents, grandparents and caregivers will be conveniently equipped to monitor an infant when the pajamas with the transmitter are worn. The biosensor capability provides parents with continuous information about their baby and enables baby monitoring.

A significant concern for all parents, and especially new parents, is the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The medical community has yet to identify the causes of SIDS, but there are significant efforts underway in most parts of the world to educate new parents on many of the preventative measures that can be undertaken to ease their fears and help keep their babies safe. By sending data across the AT&T wireless network, Exmobaby provides tracking and reporting of what babies are actually feeling in real time.

"Providing parents and caregivers access to real-time baby monitoring and special alerts through a wirelessly connected device should help deliver unprecedented peace of mind," said Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices, AT&T. "It meets the needs of today's parents and caregivers who want to stay connected to their children, their well being, and what's happening around them, especially when it comes to newborns."

Exmobaby is not designed for medical diagnosis or treatment, nor does the software create any information related to treatment regimens. Exmovere intends to submit pre-market notice to the FDA before releasing Exmobaby to consumers. As a monitor, Exmobaby's ability to take advantage of biosensor and wireless communication technologies are ahead of traditional, "walkie talkie"-style baby monitors.

"Working with AT&T gives Exmobaby powerful capabilities for parents and child care providers worldwide", said David Bychkov, CEO of Exmovere Holdings, Inc. "And, the scope of AT&T's wireless networks provides an ideal distribution platform for our flagship technology going forward.

"Exmobaby creates a comprehensive biophysical approach to baby monitoring that delivers useful physiological and movement data in an understandable way," Bychkov said. "Our cutting edge approach makes it easy for an individual to keep an eye on their baby without actually being there. By utilizing AT&T vast infrastructure and support, Exmobaby can be a game changer for parents, grandparents, and caregivers on a global basis while providing significant revenue for Exmovere shareholders."

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