CALMER, the non-Mom
Designed as a bland, unobtrusive appliance, Calmer is perceived by mothers and health-care staff as a high-tech bed for premature infants. Calmer's blank-slate appearance and replication of mother's breathing movement and heart rate gives mothers of premature infants the sense that the bed strengthens their connection and allows them to support their babies peripherally.
Non Spin people:
Ranger, M., Albert, A., MacLean, K.E., & Holsti, L. "Cerebral hemodynamic response to a therapeutic bed for procedural pain management in preterm infants in the NICU: a randomized controlled trial," Pain Reports, e890, 1-9, 2021.
Hauser, S., Suto, M., Holsti, L., Ranger, M. & MacLean, K. E. "Designing and Evaluating Calmer, a Device for Simulating Maternal Skin-to-Skin Holding for Premature Infants." ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20), 2020, pp. 1-11.
Holsti, L., MacLean, K. E., Oberlander, T., Synnes, A., & Brant, R. "Calmer: A Robot for Managing Acute Pain Effectively in Preterm Infants in the NICU." Pain Reports, 4(2), 2019, pgs. 1-6.