MEET BABOO

Baby bonding on distrance – Birth of a premature baby is a stressful situation. The powerless feeling and the separation influence the bonding process. Baboo provides real-time updates at home about the baby in the incubator. Positive parameters (moving, awake, weight and breathing) are visualized in a tangible object to decrease the stress of worrying and the feeling of guilt. It is about the little things that give hope, strength and the power to continue.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Baboo is one of the first designs that uses data visualizations in a 3 dimensional object rather than on a screen. When the baby is active, Baboo mimics by moving its own limbs. When the baby is awake, Baboo also “awakens” with a gentle light. The weight of the baby is symbolized in the depth of Baboo’s movements.

An 3 dimensional object is used to visualize data in an abstract and organic way. Whenever the parents get home, Baboo provides real-time updates about their baby. Parents need to have contact with their child in order to feel relaxed These updates are subtle and allow the parents to recharge, manage their things, take care of their other kids, before they go back to the hospital. 

Subtle baby bonding on distance.

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