A new thermometer designed by a team of young students from the National Polytechnics School of Algiers aims to solve parents' problems in monitoring the temperature of their babies - and promises to make those sleepless nights a bad memory.
Called Babycare, the Algerian innovation consists of two distinct parts.
The first is a cuff attached to the baby's arms, which allows his temperature to be taken by a sensor placed under his armpit.
The information is sent by a radio transmitter to a receiver placed away from the baby or in the parents' room - up to 100m away - providing instantaneous information on the child's temperature.
The idea came from student Meriem-Imene Chikhi, 21.
"The idea came to me in a spontaneous way - maybe because I love children so much," she says.
The young innovators are working on refining the product, and aim to start selling it at the beginning of next year.
MADJID MAKEDHI/EL WATAN (ALGERIA)