LEHI, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Owlet, Inc. (NYSE: OWLT) (the “Company” or “Owlet”), the pioneer of smart infant monitoring, announces De Novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) of Dream Sock, the first and only over-the-counter medical pulse oximetry solution for infants. Owlet is spearheading new standards for consumer and medical solutions, allowing caregivers to provide better care at home for their babies through access to advanced digital health technologies.
The FDA-cleared Dream Sock will monitor and display Baby’s Live Health Readings, including pulse rate and oxygen saturation level, and will provide Health Notifications, which will alert caregivers with lights and alarm sounds if their infant’s readings fall outside of preset ranges. Owlet plans to make these new medical-grade features available to all existing and new Dream Sock users upon launch, soon to be announced. These cleared features are for use with healthy infants between 1-18 months and 6 lbs to 30 lbs.
“Today marks a significant breakthrough in our journey to bring care to the home and empower parents with an unprecedented FDA-clearance for the Owlet Dream Sock,” said Kurt Workman, Owlet Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “This accomplishment not only signifies our commitment to innovation in the infant health category but, more importantly, our dedication to ensuring the health and well-being of every baby. With this De Novo clearance, we are proud to set new standards in at-home infant care, arming parents with reliable real-time information and providing enhanced peace of mind.”
Achieving De Novo clearance means the Owlet Dream Sock was clinically tested in both home and hospital environments, and proven to be as accurate as medical-grade baby monitoring technology and compliant with all relevant performance and safety standards by independent laboratories. This new technology will equip caregivers with the right information at the right time, and provide them with confidence and clarity on their baby’s well-being.
“We’re all so proud that the Dream Sock was validated against the gold standards of accuracy for pulse oximetry devices – and stood up to that challenge,” said Dr. Alisa Niksch, Pediatric Cardiologist and Senior Director Medical Affairs at Owlet. “Throughout this process, we learned a tremendous amount about the capabilities of our product in supporting the care of babies in the home. We’re excited to continue our research efforts as we bring new technologies and advancements in accuracy in infant monitoring to parents.”
This follows the Company’s previous FDA clearance of BabySat™, a prescription monitoring system that uses pulse oximetry technology and features a modern, wire-free sock design. Intended for infants with acute or chronic medical conditions under the supervision of a physician, BabySat provides a real-time display of a baby’s pulse rate and oxygen saturation level, and alerts parents when these customizable readings fall outside of prescribed ranges. BabySat will be available for purchase with insurance reimbursement soon. Now, Owlet’s clinically-validated technology and notification algorithms are available for use with healthy babies without a prescription.
These new FDA-cleared features will begin rolling out to both existing and new Dream Sock users by the end of this year, in the U.S. only.
About Owlet, Inc.
Owlet was founded by a team of parents in 2012. Owlet’s mission is to empower parents with the right information at the right time, to give them more peace of mind and help them find more joy in the journey of parenting. Owlet’s digital parenting platform aims to give parents real-time data and insights to help parents feel calmer and more confident. Owlet believes that every parent deserves peace of mind and the opportunity to feel their well-rested best. Owlet also believes that every child deserves to live a long, happy, and healthy life, and is working to develop products to help further that belief.
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