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What is TeleBaby?

There are more and more premature children and their situation for their parents is dramatic. They would love to be with the newborn 24 hours a day, but in most cases they obviously cannot. At the Dutch UMC Ultrecht, they launched a project under the name Telebaby, in which cameras were installed at the incubators and parents can watch their child live 24 hours a day through even a mobile device.

Of course, the system is password protected, so only the affected parents can access the specific video channels. Isn’t it great? A very human, but not that expensive idea, a really Dutch approach.

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  1. This is a simple yet profound improvement for parents.

    As a parent of a premmie (10 weeks early) this would have made my experience so much less stressful. You always want to feel close to your child and this is another way to do so in such a stressful time for all.

    Nice work!

    December 10, 2010
  2. Pablo #

    In Spain, last year, Telefónica launched a similar project called “Visita tu bebé” (Visit your baby).
    The parents could view the baby through intenet ADSL or mobile 3G.



    December 10, 2010

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