HOW COCOON CAM WORKS

Smart. Safe. SEcure. SCientific.

Cocoon Cam is the most advanced baby breathing monitor in the world. Our team has taken their deep knowledge of computer vision technology (the same thing that operates self-driving cars!) and applied it to the baby monitoring space.

We've created a completely non-invasive way to monitor infant vital signs without the use of any wearable devices or mats. 

It's based on hard science, but it's easy to understand why Cocoon Cam is the best choice for your family. 

 
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Smart

We use something called computer vision to monitor your baby's breathing while he or she is in the crib. Without wearables, and without mats. So there's nothing to put on the baby's sensitive skin, nothing to affix to baby's clothing (and potentially come loose, becoming a hazard), and no mats under the crib mattress. 

We do this by using an HD video camera to capture video of your baby at up to 30 frames per second (fps).

 

Object Recognition

First, our proprietary, patent-pending software figures out exactly where in the crib the baby is located. We call this Smart Baby Detection, and it's done by using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and computer vision algorithms. So we can tell the difference between Tigger and Timothy in the crib!

 

Signal Extraction

Then, our algorithms evaluate the video signal on a pixel-by-pixel basis in the baby's chest and abdominal areas. This means that we can track even the tiniest movements of baby's chest or back as she breathes. Even when she's swaddled, or under a blanket--and no matter what position she's chosen to sleep in.

 

Signal Processing

The resulting information translates into a real-time breathing graph displayed on your smartphone or tablet. You also receive Instant Alerts directly to your device if we sense something has changed or requires your attention. 

 
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Safe 

Because Cocoon Cam uses non-contact, non-invasive technology, there are no potentially harmful rays or signals pointed at your baby. No sonar, no radar, no Bluetooth. The camera connects to your smartphone through 2Ghz Wifi, which is already present in the home.

No new technologies are introduced into your baby's environment when using Cocoon Cam, and because the data is sent directly to your smartphone, there's no additional device to keep charged, or that could potentially become a hazard when left in the nursery or crib.


Secure

We process all video securely in the cloud, so your baby's information is not vulnerable to hacking or other data compromise. 
Our engineering team has actually created a unique approach to data security by using individual modular buckets to process each Cocoon Cam baby's feed. This means that your information is not mixed or aggregated with any other incoming or outgoing signals.

In addition, we use strong 128-bit encryption technology and enforce strong passwords, to help protect your data from potential camera hacking or wifi hacking attempts. 


SciENTIFIC

Cocoon Cam is more than just a baby monitor company. We're parents, and we're scientists. In fact, we received a grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2015 to develop and validate our technology. This led to us being proud participants in the first-ever White House Demo Day with President Obama in 2015.  

Since then, we have created and participated in two IRB-Approved studies, at UC San Diego and at Stanford University. IRB-Approved studies mean that our research is held to the highest ethical and scientific standards for research on human subjects.

Our research within the NICU at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has provided especially excellent results, with a maximum variance of 5 breaths per minute when compared to the hospital-grade breathing monitors that NICUs currently attach to baby's skin. The NICU staff and NICU Director, Henry C. Lee, MD, all agree that Cocoon Cam has developed a promising new approach to caring for infants, both in the hospital and at home. 

 
Under FDA regulations, an IRB is an appropriately constituted group that has been formally designated to review and monitor biomedical research involving human subjects. In accordance with FDA regulations, an IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove research.
— Source: FDA