PLUME, is an intelligent baby carrier that promotes a balanced relationship between mother and child. Moreover, it supports the process in which mother and child get to know each other. The carrier can, by means of a small built-in motor, subtly move the baby towards and away from the body of the mother. In this way the carrier is able to invite the mother whether or not to give attention to her child.
It is essential that PLUME has insight in the amount of attention that the mother gives her child. Built-in sensors measure how the mother folds her child in the carrier, and how often and how long the mother touches the child while wearing the baby carrier. Subsequently, PLUME can support and reinforce the relationship between mother and child.
PLUME, for example, can be used during the therapy of mother with postnatal depression.
Alice van Beukering, BSc
Master Industrial Design | TU/e