This week’s innovations include a haptic mattress that helps premature babies feel their mother’s heartbeat and a portable sensor that quickly tests foods for allergens

Each week, PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a haptic mattress that helps premature babies feel their mother’s heartbeat and a portable sensor that quickly tests foods for allergens. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.

Haptic Mattress Helps Premature Babies Feel Their Mother’s Heartbeat Around 15 million premature babies are born every year, and many of those need to spend at least the first weeks of their lives in isolation before they can go home with their parents. Babybe is a new system that helps alleviate the stress of this by translating mothers’ heartbeats into haptic feedback for the baby inside the ICU.

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