Nanit, a company coming out of the Runway Startup Postdoc program at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, recently raised a successful seed round of $6.6 million and opened up pre-sale of their computer vision supported baby monitor camera, TechCrunch reports: 

Nanit is one of the first companies in this space. Dr. Assaf Glazer, a parent himself, and his team are working to take the pain out of one of the most strenuous tasks of any parent, making sure their baby gets a good nights sleep.

The 3lb camera is attached to a 10.5lb base that suspends the camera over a crib. Highly technical startups with connections to academia can often struggle to identify a market niche and demystify their technology to everyday consumers. Glazer went through over 200 designs to ensure his product would be different. Sleep deprived parents don’t have to worry about charging the device or replacing batteries. They simply plug the low voltage device into the wall.

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