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Sen.se Mother – because only mum can bring out the best in your life, right?

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You’ve got to be either incredibly brave or stupid to come out with a gadget product and name it something as pushy as Mother, but now it’s been done. And good luck to them. Everyone knows you don’t mess with your Mother, no matter how great a name you think it is. Especially when your product is a glorified busy body.

The device, which for some reason looks a little like one of those Russian dolls in dolls, is supplied complete with a bunch of external sensor units which are called ‘cookies‘. It doesn’t get much more homely than this folks. You can drop these cookies anywhere and they will trigger actions, depending on what’s needed.

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The cookies sense movement, have an accelerometer inside and can also track temperature, so you could, for instance stick one to a pack of medicine to make sure you take what you need every day, or you can place on in above a children’s cot and monitor the temperature of the room. And so on.

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As you would expect the whole thing reports back to an app on tablet or smartphone, which is how you can see whether little Timmie brushed his teeth this morning, or check to see if someone opened the door to the fridge over night (you know how you are, gramps).

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It’s all jolly useful and all, but we’re a little bit uneasy with the thought of all this NSA level surveillance going on in our home, even if it is meant to be benevolent. You wouldn’t want your real mom standing over you as you brushed in the bathroom, so why give her the power to do it via an iPad?

Anyhoo, quibbles apart, it’s an interesting piece of tech, and one which will no doubt delight helicopter parents the world over. The Mother kit is priced at £249.99.

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