Samsung is working on a system that the firm hopes will help connect parents with their premature infant children and potentially improve developmental outcomes. In a way it is a speakerphone that would be installed inside the incubator and linked to a parent’s smartphone. Parents can talk to the child that’s stuck at the hospital while parents are away, singing songs and whatnot. Interestingly, the mother can also record her heartbeat, and the sound of a beating heart, as would be heard inside the womb, would play to the child. The idea is to simulate in a small way the audio environment the child was in before birth, hopefully helping it feel comfortable and relaxed.
Here’s a Samsung promo video for the Voices of Life idea:
(hat tip: Engadget)