Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wacky Product Alert: Robotic Baby Crib

The Suima crib, developed at Kyuushuu University in Japan, is designed to rock your baby to sleep if it wakes up crying. It does this by sensing cries using a microphone. When detected, the crib starts to sway side to side every 1.8 seconds, or about as fast as a parent's heartbeat.

Apparently, this speed helps lull the infant back to sleep quickly. The video below proves it.

The crib is available for rent in Japan for about $100 per month, or you could buy one for between $4,500 and $5,500.

3 comments:

Diana and Fam said...

I am not sure what to think of this...

Baby Blog Addict said...

I was a little skeptical until I saw the video. That's pretty amazing.

Cassandre said...

I think it could be a great idea, but it makes me think that it will defer parents from actual contact with their babies! Call me crazy!