We are hearing more and more about applications for wireless gadgets - shopping, medicine, education ... Here is another: weighing babies on a Wi-Fi Body Scale, plus "as an added bonus" making it easier to "bombard Facebook and Twitter news feeds with baby updates." Here is yet another way to expose these poor defenseless creatures to harmful electromagnetic radiation, just to appease our insatiable appetite for the latest wireless gadgets which, ten, five, even one year ago, we could easily have lived without. (Thank you to WEEP News for sending the following 8 January 2012 article by Scott Schaen on ChipChick.com describing this gadget.):
"Withings Smart Baby WiFi Scale Will Annoy Facebook Friends"
"Withings, a company that lives by their mantra “Smarter Devices, Healthier Lifestyles,” has just announced their internet connected Baby and Toddler Scale. The Smart Baby Scale uses bluetooth, WiFi, and even the new low energy Bluetooth Smart to connect to your computer, iOS device, and the cloud to monitor and track your child’s growth.
The Withings Smart Baby Scale can weigh toddlers and babies up to 55 lbs and is accurate to 10 grams. It uses 4 AAA batteries and weighs just 3.3 pounds. After the child exceeds 55 lbs, you can convert the scale into the sexiest food scale in town. The Withings Smart Fod Scale will be available in quarter 2 of 2012. Pricing is to be announced."