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Monitors keep a long-distance eye on baby

In cribs around Boston, several dozen babies have been beta-testing a new product: a onesie festooned with physiological sensors. The sensors collect data about an infant’s breathing, skin temperature, wake and sleep times, and body position, and relay it to a parent’s smartphone.

Just as NASA monitors astronauts orbiting the earth, Mom and Dad may soon be able to track their offspring’s current condition, whether they’re a few yards away, at the office, or in a hotel room in Hong Kong.

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