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Nest seems to be working on a 'smart crib' loaded with sensors

The company has filed a patent for a connected cradle that could monitor a baby's patterns and movements.
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The hyper-connected home of the future will come with an equally connected nursery. Nest, the company widely known for its WiFi enabled energy-saving thermostat and smart smoke alarm system, has filed a patent for a baby crib that could be "embedded with smart sensors". According to the patent application, Nest's potential crib would do away with some of the paraphernalia that comes with a baby's bed. So instead of buying separate monitors, the crib would be loaded with cameras, microphones, a communication device and sensors to track the baby's movements and even detect "a deviation from the pattern of behavior."

The connected device maker that was acquired by Google (now Alphabet) a couple of years ago has stayed focused on creating a seamless communication between personal devices and home security gadgets. Given Nest's existing catalogue of smart home products, a "smart crib" seems to fit right into the scheme of interconnected things.

Mona is an arts and culture journalist with a focus on technology. Before moving to New York City for a masters program at Columbia Journalism School, she was the associate editor of Platform magazine in Delhi, India. She has covered dance music extensively and is a proponent of drug policy reform. On weekends, when she’s not watching post-apocalyptic films, she spends hours contemplating life as a Buddhist.
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