Our Alumni - 2016

Cocoon Cam

Cocoon Cam is a wellness camera and software platform that provides real-­time insight on the safety and well­-being of your baby.

Cocoon Cam detects and streams your newborn’s heart rate, respiration, and skin temperature to a secure mobile app, without ever touching your baby, giving parents peace of mind.

The company is currently running a paid pilot program with parents, and will begin a study this Spring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

The Cocoon Team

Pavan Kumar, Sivakumar Nattamai and Rubi Sanchez were inspired to start Cocoon Cam in 2014 after Sivakumar, a new father, bought a video baby monitor and realized he couldn’t tell if his daughter was okay when asleep.

After interviewing more than 200 parents and caregivers through the National Science Foundation I­-Corps program, they realized that this concern was shared broadly among parents.

Together, the three combine years of experience in hardware and firmware engineering, computer vision and software engineering, as well as marketing and business operations at major tech and healthcare companies.


Cocoon Cam will provide live patterns of your baby's breathing and temperature, without any wearable device. We will then ping you when we detect an abnormality.

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