Rest Devices, J&J Innovation team-up to develop a personalized baby sleep app

Nod baby sleep system

Maker of the infant sleep monitoring products Rest Devices is teaming-up with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to develop the first smart, personal baby sleep coaching system. The app, called Nod, has been unveiled today at CES in Las Vegas and will be available early next month.

Rest Devices, through the Mimo Baby wearable monitor, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, through its JOHNSON’S BEDTIME Baby Sleep App, have each studied hundreds of thousands of baby sleep patterns. By combining expert coaching and analytics in one app, the collaboration intends to provide parents with an advanced sleep coaching system that helps parents get their babies to sleep better.

“Parents often turn to books, web resources, or expensive sleep coaches to find the right sleep training techniques for their babies,” Dulcie Madden, CEO and Co-Founder of Rest Devices, said in a statement. “Nod’s intelligent system will deliver customized insights and recommendations to parents that mirror their unique style of parenting.”

Nod will first learn parents’ goals, behaviors, and routines for their baby’s sleep, then will create customized sleep advice for each baby based on clinically-validated behavioral techniques developed by pediatric sleep experts including Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.

Launched in 2012, JOHNSON’S BEDTIME Baby Sleep app has analyzed over 350,000 sleep sessions of more than 60,000 babies. The app provides access to JOHNSON’S panel of sleep analysts, a sleep analysis that provides customized sleep advice, a sleep log for parents to log their baby’s sleep, the ability to customize your sleep routine and sleep routine reminders, a link to a “parent’s forum” on BabyCenter where parents can learn from their peers’ experiences, and features Tonight We Sleep Lullabies.

Rest Devices on its end is selling the Mimo Baby Monitor system that relays a baby’s sleep activity, movement, position, and respiration to parents’ smartphones in real-time via the Mimo app.