A new company called Sen.se has debuted an electronic device called "Mother," which is designed to serve as a hub for a series of Motion Cookie tracking devices. Cookies are multipurpose portable sensors able to track a variety of information, including movement and temperature.

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As with your real mother, Mother cares about you and loves you. Yet this Mother is programmable. You decide what aspects of your life you want her to handle and she tunes to your current needs. Unlike other devices that specialize in only one area, this Mother knows how to help you in many areas of your daily life: fitness, health, security, well-being and comfort. You decide how she can help simplify your life, ultimately helping you live better, healthier and happier.

Cookies, which interact with Mother, can be stuck on any object and will capture and analyze movements and factors like ambient temperature or closeness to the Mother base station. A Cookie can be placed on any object to measure its whereabouts and its movements. For example, if a Cookie is placed on a dog's collar, it can track when the dog moves too far away from the base station.

Motion Cookies are the first essential members of the ever growing Mother family.

Small and slick, they can be affixed to almost anything. They have the power to detect and understand the movements of objects and people.

Cookies are endlessly reusable and can be placed on a wide array of objects. They are reprogrammable and are able to handle new functionality at any time. Cookies have a one year battery life and a 10 day memory before needing to resync data with the Mother. 24 cookies can be controlled by a single Mother.

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Cookies can send alerts to phones, and Cookies near the Mother will upload collected data to the Internet. A number of apps are designed to work with the system, and Sen.se details several different possible use cases for Cookies and Mother, including fitness tracking, monitoring for intruders, tracking temperature, monitoring medications, and tracking sleep.

Sen.se is comprised of team members that were previously behind a Wi-Fi connected rabbit called Nabaztag, which was a programmable and customizable smart object that could connect to the Internet and display information like weather forecasts and email notifications.

Mother is expected to begin shipping in the spring of 2014 and is priced at $222 for a Mother base unit and four tracking Cookies. Pre-orders will begin in February and additional cookies will be sold in sets of four for $99.

Top Rated Comments

roccitman Avatar
119 months ago
Looks like the Shmoo

Less whiskers and legs

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Dissonance Avatar
119 months ago
Mother will pick out all your girlfriends for you.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Makosuke Avatar
119 months ago
Is it just me, or have the last two or three years of consumer electronic startup announcements hit some kind of an exponential slope of combined uselessness and utopi-Orwellian creepy?

It's like the dystopian cyberpunk nightmare future has actually gone on sale, filtered through pleasant industrial design, high-production-value intro videos, and good-intentioned geek ingenuity.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
119 months ago
With the right music, that ad could easily be a short horror movie about an evil russian nesting doll.

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devilbond Avatar
119 months ago
Fun, until she states: The ship will automatically destruct in "T" minus five minutes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stefanski Avatar
119 months ago
Big Mother is watching you...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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