Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

CALMER, the non-Mom

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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.

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Liisa Holsti