In retrospect, interchanging ‘big brother’ with ‘big mother’ perhaps seems a wee bit disrespectful, but hey: every now and then mother’s jokes work too you know. Or perhaps, it’s the form of ‘Mother’. You have to admit: it looks like one of those Russian stacked dolls, the infamous ‘Baboesjkas’ which are far away from the aesthetics of let’s say a Barbie doll. But hey, in the same time ‘Mother’ from Sens.se also has something nourishing, something motherly, something cuddly and cosy.
Anyways, when your mother is not around, you sometimes feel the need for someone to watch over you, to take care of you. Well, that’s where Sens.se’s ‘Mother’ comes in. This nifty gadget keeps track of you daily life. ‘Mother’, which has just premiered at CES 2014 in Las Vegas comes (standard) with four trackers or cookies. Those cookies can act as for example a fitness tracker if you tuck one into your pocket, or you can set it to tell you about other family matters such as whether your teenager came home by curfew and make ‘Mother’ send a text message. Another use is to drop a cookie into a large bottle of water and let it measure how much you drink in a day and perhaps even call your phone to remind you to hydrate again if it’s been a while since your last gulp. The possibilities for tracking are vast, and more will certainly come if developers make use of Mother’s open API.
At launch, Mother’s price is set at about $222 (which is about 165 €). That price includes ‘Mother’ and four cookies that come with 15 possible uses, which the user can set from a dashboard. ‘Mother’ is already on sale in France, but is available for pre-order in the UK, and will ship sometime in the spring. www.sens.se