Inventing the next generation of baby monitoring.
Sproutling takes the guess work out of parenting by monitoring the vitals of your child while they sleep. The system is made up of a wearable, a wireless charging dock, and mobile app.
I was responsible for the user experience and interface design of the mobile app and worked closely with the industrial design team on the charging dock design. This project included market research, strategizing with the client, sketching and wireframing ideas, animating interactions, and presenting solutions.
The system detects sound, motion, heart rate, temperature, and even air quality. But this app is not about presenting data – it's about answering one question: Is my child safe?
Using a color-coded interface with clear messaging, the app informs you of your child's safety in a quick glance.
An illustrative approach
The face illustration indicates your child’s current sleeping state with a written description beneath. These lovely illustrations were created by my team member, Helen Shaffer and later animated.
The white circle icon around the face represents your baby and the current time of day, based on an analog clock. The icon is designed to pulsate, matching the heart rate of the child.
The app lets parents capture important moments, like sleeping through the entire night, or a first tooth coming in. Along with sleep summaries, those milestones are displayed on the child's profile in a timeline.
Sproutling works with twins, triplets, and (gasp) even quadruplets.
More than just a charging dock
The dock uses inductive charging and by simply placing the band onto the dish-like surface, the wearable begins to charge. When the dock is not charging a band, it acts as a color indicator; glowing green, yellow, or amber while a child is being monitored.