Google to Patent Digital Babysitter Device


The patent, titled ‘Devices and Methods for Protecting Unattended Children at Home’ describes highly complex and adaptable platform to help new parents provide care to infants and children

Technology giant Google filed 28-page patent for latest device called as digital babysitter. The system is expected to feature integration with a smart home provider server system, which is another Google interface. Furthermore, it will also connect to 10 or more devices to help in monitoring and safeguard kids. After citing potential hazards to children in the home, the documents reads, “Accordingly, there is a need for improved devices and methods for protecting unattended children in a home or other structure. Such devices and methods optionally complement or replace conventional methods for protecting unattended children in a home or other structure.”

According to patent, the platform is designed to control a smart HVAC system, water controllers, smoke and CO2 alarms, and security systems. The system features highly complex series of modules including an occupancy module, motion data module, an ambient light monitor, and an occupancy-determination module that can control plugs and sockets, smart appliances, cameras, and even lock doors on command. Furthermore, the patent describes a central processing system that could process extrinsic information from the internet such as weather forecasts and neighborhood data. Another set of paradigm is designed to manage services such as security response, advertising, communication, and social platforms.

The digital babysitter can be used in complex situations such as in case of a parent been delayed in traffic or during an accident. Also, the system can potentially send alert to senior care centers or assisted-living facilities in case of emergency. However, the company has not disclosed details of the device. The reported babysitting platform is estimated to be a natural application of its A.I.-powered security system, for which the company filed patent recently.