Friday Gadget: The Snuza Halo

The Snuza Halo (www.snuza.com) is among the latest gadgets that use sensors to monitor a baby’s crib for signs of trouble.  The Halo, designed in South Africa, is unusual: rather than clipping the device to a crib or mattress, you attach it to the baby’s diaper.  The Halo senses the slightest movements.  If it does not detect movement for 15 seconds – a sign the baby might not be breathing – the device vibrates the baby’s abdomen.  If after a few seconds the vibration doesn’t appear to restart movement, the Halo sounds an alarm.  Source: Clip-on sensor monitors infants for trouble – The Boston Globe