Swaddling blanket ‘Hugsy’ stimulates and facilitates the Kangaroo Mother Care on the incubator ward. Hugsy helps mothers keep their babies close to their chest during examinations, resulting in less baby stress. In the incubator, Hugsy plays recordings of mum’s heartbeat, while baby is comforted with mum’s smell.
Watch a VPRO episode about Hugsy here (Dutch).
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Client: Máxima Medisch Centrum
Jiachun Du, Lisa Smits, Sylvie Claes, Miguel Cabral Guerra
Researchers: Deedee.Kommers, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, Peter Peters