A Milwaukee company that has created a smart, internet-connected baby monitor system, is raising capital to expand product development and fund the commercial launch of its product.

Snugb Inc., which started in 2016, makes the Tulip, a system that can detect elevated body temperature and air quality, but also stream live video and offer voice communication. The system includes a wearable device to be planted inside an infant’s sock for monitoring body temperature and heart rate.

The company is raising $1.2 million, said Adam Rivera, Snugb co-founder and CEO, and the Tulip is expected to go commercial in the second quarter of 2019. The company is preparing the product for beta testing.

Unsatisfied with baby monitoring systems on the market following the birth of Rivera’s first child about seven years ago, Rivera and co-founder Jacob Davidabegan making their own monitoring system. Rivera used a prototype of the invention on his twin babies after they were born prematurely a few years ago, he said. Read the full story here.