New Atlas brings to attention the Max Motor Dreams, a smart crib that simulates a car ride from engine noise, street lights flashing by, and car-like vibrations so that babies can fall asleep without the need to actually go for a drive. More info here, official site here, albeit it is entirely in Spanish.
The app ensures that baby's experience remains uniform from family car to cradle. Parents record the sound and movement of the actual family car. With this data, the Max Motor Dreams recreates the specific motion and sound, instead of just a generic sound/vibration pattern.
The mattress rocks gently to simulate the subtle, soothing movement of the car ride, while a built-in audio system plays a restrained engine soundtrack to add the right background noise. Soft lighting flows around the sides and ends, imitating the gentle glow of streetlights outside the car window.
|OneLessDrop: Elegant Power Cord Anchors|
|Point: Monitor Your House Without a Video Camera|
|Blaze: Bike Light With Built-In Laser Projects Image of Bike in Front of Cyclist|
|The Chinese Make Knock-Offs of Everything: Including Cars|
|Extinguish Fire with Sounds|
|“Both spacecraft are still operational when they reached interstellar space.”|
|"Free apps make money by selling your personal data."|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“We’ve received requests to add some artificial noise to the buses so that people can hear them.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The Festive Funk Machine: Click to Make Your Own Festive Music|
|“Initial riders may be more comfortable getting into a car with a human in the driver seat.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“You don't give a damn about my future.”|