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Nimbus Baby Mattress Monitor

Design based on helping support professional parents in establishing a sleep schedule. With a baby mattress pad developed with sensors to help record temperature, movement, and heart rate. This data can support parents in tracking their babies sleep cycle so they know what sleeping methods work best for their children.

10 week project 

Co-Designed with Bella Dadula and Ryan Gilmore

March-June 2017

With help from National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, Dr. Brian Johnson, and Parents we evaluated
many current designs of child wearables and products to 

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Giving parents more data and information will allow them to make their own decisions on how they want to be parents instead of telling them how to parent."

Dr. Brian Johnson M.D., M.P.H.

Sketches and prototypes were created by focusing on flexibility and

breath-ability. We found tessellations to be the safest for the cohesive form.

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With sketches we discovered tessellations of padding allowed for the best integration of technology and safe to sleep guidelines.


Introducing Nimbus

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Informative Interactive Data Visuals 

The goal of the app was to give parents a quick summary of the state of their child without bombarding them with detailed information. The home screen gives live feeds of temperature, breathing rate, and motion while also showing the current sleep state. Parents are able to track the sleep quality of their child so that they can know which soothing techniques work and which don’t. 

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Mattress Pad made of soft cotton

Circular pattern used for flexibility and breathability 

Battery and Bluetooth Data Collection for Nimbus app

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