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When it comes to smart homes, make room for Mother.

Techstination feature for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

When it comes to smart homes, make room for Mother.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Mother is the creation of a French technology start up called   It is a device shaped like a Russian doll that plugs into your home network and keeps track of sensors around the home called Cookies.   There are four included with the starter kit.   Founder Rafi Haladjian…

“You decide what you want to use them for.  Like I want to stick one on my front door to get alerted if someone tries to break in when I’m not there.  Or I want to put one on my mattress to monitor my sleep and be waken up gently in the morning.  Or I want to put one on my pill bottle make sure I never forget to take my medications.”

It can be helpful for adult children worried about older parents, or if parents want to keep track of the tooth brushing habits of their kids.   A new app for Mother called Habits adds even more versatility.  There’s more at  You can find us at  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics