New smart baby monitor records a child's day, saves the highlights for parents

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Worried about missing precious moments of your newborn's development while you're away at work? One start-up has a proposed solution.

Baby monitoring system Invidyo, which is looking to raise $60,000 on Kickstarter, combines face and emotion recognition technology with a mobile device, and records all the child's activity during the day.

The standout feature, though, is that Invidyo filters the important parts of the child's day, and condenses them into a two-minute summary that parents can view from their phones or desktop.

"This system is not really about frightening the parents, but it is about not losing those precious memories and capturing moments," co-founder Ozgur Deniz Onur told CNBC.com.

Invidyo also has an auto-lullaby player, temperature and humidity monitors, air quality monitors, night vision and two-way communication. The system alerts parents when their child is crying, a stranger enters the house, or during emergencies.

Invidyo
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Invidyo

"When we talked to parents, they told us that they already have systems that record everything that happens while they're not home," Onur said. "The problem was when you have a system like that; it just records everything — eight hours to 10 hours of the day. And when they come back home from work, they have to watch the recording to understand what happened."

The KickStarter campaign has attracted more than $49,000 and 267 backers.

If Invidyo reaches its financial goal by Aug. 2, it will be able to launch the system in larger retail stores.

Parents can preorder Invidyo from the company's website. The least-expensive model, for $99, is currently sold out. Once the product hits retailers, it will be $199 for the camera and an additional $199 for each year of service. The app is available in Apple's App Store and Google Play.

Update: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that one model is currently sold out.