The idea that the Sproutling monitor is like a Nike Fuelband or Fitbit for babies might seem a little absurd to people. Yet it isn't meant to track the fitness levels of little ones. Instead, it monitors their physiological changes so that parents can better predict the baby's next move. As CEO Chris Bruce says, the Sproutling monitor is meant to “make first time parents feel like second time parents."
Not only does the Sproutling monitor analyze the baby, it also analyzes his or her environment. By tracking both heart rate, skin temperature and movement as well as ambient temperature, humidity and light levels, it hopes to tell parents exactly when a child will wake up from napping and more. Bruce elaborates, "All of this isn’t for the sake of data; it’s for the sake of insight and foresight."