New technology for video communication made possible the development of baby monitors with real- time images of the baby. The extensive concept design research of Promea and Georges Beaujean include a handheld device concept with a strong association with mobile phones. The stereotypical shape of an antenna is a striking part of the design. Not because of any technical requirement but purely to semantically enhance its wireless function. The concept didn’t make it to production but the basic idea did appear in Philips first of video baby-monitors.
(see also SCD510/00 SCD530/00)