Haptic Baby Monitor - communication of touch information
Like a conventional baby monitor, this device conveys audio information, providing peace of mind by allowing a caretaker to listen in on a child.
Unlike a conventional baby monitor, Heart-Touch lets a caretaker feel an infant's breathing, heartbeat or movements. What's more, Heart-Touch works like a cellphone, allowing one to stay in touch over great distances.
Touch is a very important sense, particularly between parents and children. As something we use so unconsciously, it’s easy to forget how receptive we are to touch. This device was an exploration into the possibilities of using haptic technologies to create and strengthen intimate connections in an intuitive way.