Japan's industry ministry 経済産業省 has launched a trial of smart technologies to assist with child-rearing.子育て
METI...Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 経済産業省
rear...子供や動物を育てる syn. vt. raise/bring up/ be brought up
It hopes the so-called ”Baby Tech” can help people to better balance work with raising their kids.
One of the items being tested is a smart light for baby cots/cribs.
It uses AI 人工知能 artificial intelligence to determine why a baby is crying based on one of five reasons, such as "upset", "hungry," or " sleepy."
One of those testing the device is the mother of a 7-month-old baby.
She says it helps her stay calm when she has no idea why her child is upset.
The industry ministry believes the "Baby Tech" market has big potential for growth.
The product trial will continue through March.3末まで