Sproutling Raises $2.6 Million For Ankle-Worn Baby Monitor

8-28-2013 9-52-48 PM

Stealth digital health startup Sproutling is developing an ankle-worn baby monitor and activity tracker mash-up in an attempt to disrupt the baby monitor market and quantifying wellness data for new parents. The anklet continuously monitors vitals and sleep patterns and sends alerts to both phone apps or computers when the child wakes up. Parents are also alerted if the baby develops a temperature or is struggling to breathe.

The company is enrolled in San Francisco-based Lemnos Labs, a hardware accelerator focused on bringing groundbreaking new devices to market. Sproutling’s website is nothing more than a placeholder, but the description they’ve listed on the Lemnos Labs website provides the following description:

“Sproutling makes parenting a little less scary and a lot more fun. We grow parent IQ through tools that seamlessly fit their lives, and provide real-time, trustworthy insights about their children. By taking the worry out of parenting, we help parents focus on building happy families, and we do it in style, so they don’t have to look like a kid just to grow one.”

According to a recent SEC filing, Sproutling has raised $2.6 million, led by Rob Hayes of First Round Capital.

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