The Bump Best of Baby Tech Award Winners Announced at CES 2016

First Ever Baby Technology Awards at CES, the Global Meeting Place for Technology, Showcase Cutting-Edge Innovations to Improve Pregnancy and Parenting Experience

Jan 07, 2016, 19:07 ET from Living in Digital Times

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to raising babies, what tech gadgets should parents turn to? The Bump, a leading pregnancy and parenting resource, together with Living in Digital Times, producers of the new Baby Tech Summit at CES® 2016, today announced the winners of The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards at CES.  The winners, who have excelled in tech innovation, design and utility in the fertility, pregnancy and baby product space, were recognized at The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards ceremony hosted by The Bump site director, Julia Wang, and one of the judges, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and New York Times bestselling author, Randi Zuckerberg. The award ceremony was held today on the Baby Tech Stage at CES Tech West, Venetian, Level 2, Ballroom G at 3:30 PM PST.

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In addition to being named The Bump Best of Baby Tech Award Winner, each winner will receive a one-year distribution contract with Best Babie, the largest national distributor in the baby, children and toy market, allowing their product to be distributed in top US baby retailers, electronic retailers and/or online e-tailers.

"According to a survey of more than 9,000 moms on The Bump, 78 percent say that technology helps make parenting easier," said Julia Wang, site director of The Bump. "The Bump is excited to help make the lives of these moms, and all parents, easier by introducing them to transformative technologies and new products." 

"We all know how important technology is to our lives and now it's being used to make parenting much easier," said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Baby Tech Summit. "The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards winners underscore that technology is redefining everything from conception to how we care for and raise babies."

Results were based on a compilation of online votes, in-person votes at CES and expert judges. The judging panel included:

Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, New York Times bestselling author, host of Sirius XM's "Dot Complicated" and digital lifestyle expert   
Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious.com 
Jennifer Trachtenberg, cofounder of The Baby Bundle App, pediatrician, mother and author, Carnegie Hill Pediatrics/Ask Dr. Jen  
Julia Wang, site director of The Bump
Sharon Brown,
 product marketing manager at Amazon
Vanessa Miller, product manager/business development at Best Babie Inc./Ingram Micro
Katherine Ryder, CEO of Maven 

The Bump Best of Baby Tech Award Winners
Baby Eats

Baby Learn & Play

  • The Starling by Versa Me word-tracking system nourishes a child's brain during the most rapid stage of development through activities that encourage talk and feedback between parent and child.

Baby On the Go

  • Evenflo ADVANCED Evenflo SensorSafe™ Embrace™ DLX Infant Car Seat reminds the driver that there is a baby in the car upon arrival of their destination.

Baby Safety

  • Owlet Baby Monitor is a smart sock monitor that uses hospital technology—pulse oximeter—to alert parents if baby stops breathing or heart rate fluctuates.

Fertility & Pregnancy

  • Univfy IVF Prediction Tests are online tests that provide fertility patients with personalized probabilities of their likely success with in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Healthy Baby

  • Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer uses the latest technology to take a one-second, one-button temperature reading that syncs wirelessly to a smartphone to keep a record of your child for yourself, a caregiver or doctor.

Audience Favorite

  • Owlet Baby Monitor is a smart sock monitor that uses hospital technology—pulse oximeter—to alert parents if baby stops breathing or heart rate fluctuates.

A complete list of the winners can be viewed The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards.

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About The Bump:
The Bump is the only multiplatform resource giving parents the inside scoop on fertility, pregnancy and new parenthood, reaching millions of moms and dads each year through TheBump.com and The Bump apps.  The Bump provides new parents stage-by-stage advice, stylish ideas, local resources, interactive tools and an active online community. The Bump is part of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer Internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between.  Follow The Bump on social media @thebump.

About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.

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