Owlet Response to Opinion Article in JAMA
January 24, 2017
At Owlet, our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of infants and their families. We believe that parents have a right to know their baby’s heart rate, if they choose. The Owlet Smart Sock uses similar technology, and delivers the same information, to that used in products like Apple Watch and Fitbit. With the Smart Sock and app, our mission is to help parents take a proactive approach to their baby’s health and wellness. By giving parents the right information at the right time, we empower them to make informed choices.
We have invested millions of dollars into data collection and storage, as well as the creation of a clinical team to focus on our mission to further knowledge of the issues affecting infant health.
As a company with more than 80,000 families using the product, we are confident in the positive results these families are experiencing. As evidenced by the continued success, the Owlet Smart Sock is filling a void and responding to the demand from parents for this information. A number of our current customers are physicians and healthcare providers, who have expressed support for the product and the information it provides through its continued use with their own children.
Due to innovations developed by Owlet to lessen false alarms, many users will use the Owlet Sock for several months without ever getting a false alarm, greatly reducing the risk over diagnosis. Additional product enhancements and features include use of wireless technology to eliminate cords as well as a smartphone connectivity integration that fits parents’ lifestyle.
We have done extensive product safety testing, such as biocompatibility studies and FCC testing, and the Owlet Smart Sock is in compliance with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements.
We have conducted third-party accuracy studies that were submitted to the FDA as part of our recent 510(k) application, which review is pending for a medical version of the product.
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The Smart Sock comfortably wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven pulse oximetry. The base station glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.
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