FRISCO, Colo. -- A Colorado mom is betting you want to show off your digital photos and videos, so she created what could be the photo album of the future.
Inmotion Albums combines a traditional album of printed photos with am Android tablet to display digital pictures and videos.
"I thought of the idea -- I'll never forget -- in March, 2014," recalled Kristen Miller, a Silverthorne mother of two with a background in law and corporate sales. "I was standing in my daughter's nursery, and I thought 'What am I going to do with all these pictures and videos?'"
That's when she said inspiration struck.
"I want them all in one book. Why can't I have that? So I went downstairs and told my husband my idea," she said with a smile. "I was relentless."
Miller said that she was driven by the memory of her father and brother, who died when she was in college.
"I didn't have any pictures or videos of them at the time," she said. "I never want to feel that pain again like I do with my dad and brother, how I’m never going to have any pictures of them, and that's what kept me going while I went through this process."
After two years, she has developed and patented a first-of-its-kind prototype of the InMotion Photo Album: Ten pages for printed photos and an Android tablet that can hold dozens of pictures and videos.
It also has Bluetooth sensors in the pages, so that when they are turned, the tablet screen changes with it.
"So we can just turn the page, and now you have a whole new set of digital photos and videos," said Miller, showing how the wedding photos page connected with the digital wedding photos and videos in the tablet, the travel page connected with the travel photos, etc.
The photos and videos are uploaded through the company's site to the album via WiFi.
"It's set up so it's totally drag and drop," said Kristin's husband, Lucas Miller, InMotion's Co-Founder, while demonstrating how to load photos and videos. "Three easy steps of log in, set it up as you like, and then sync the album."
Even before manufacturing begins, InMotion was an honoree for an innovation award at the Consumer Electronics Show last year.
The concern may be that it is technology, which will eventually become dated (remember those digital picture frame from years ago?) Plus, the synchronized page turns require a battery, and the tablet must be charged after eight to ten hours of use.
For modern memories, though, the Millers believe InMotion is the photo album of the future, showcasing everything from wedding videos to vacation fun better than your smart phone.