Bracelet Lets Dads-To-Be Feel Their Baby Kicking
Fibo uses technology to help fathers get more involved in pregnancy—and create some beautiful jewelry
Life for an expectant couple is full of moments to learn from one another through empathy and experience the excitement together—but there is always a gap between all the strange physical sensations being experienced by the mother-to-be and the distant listening of her partner. A smart bracelet called the Fibo, developed by Danish startup First Bond Wearables, hopes to bridge this gulf by offering a way to feel a developing baby’s movements, no matter how far apart you are.
Creators Sandra Pétursdóttir and Eszter Eva Smid also have a background as jewelry designers, and they also hope to turn the device into a keepsake, with the option to turn it into a yellow, rose gold or silver ring that commemorates baby’s past movements in the womb after they’re born. Kicking and hiccups would be laid out as waves and dots. Diamonds would show where the trimester begins and ends. For more budget-minded families, they also hope to make the devices rentable and returnable after the big day.
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