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2022 / Children Products / Pregnancy & Maternity / Student

Bo.by - bonding between premature born and parents

  • Prizes
    Winner in Children Products/Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Lead Designer
    Aleksandra Radlak
  • Project Link
  • University
    Kunstuniversitat Linz

About 15 million babies are born preterm each year around the world. Taken away from their parents right after birth, they are assigned to the NICU, where bonding is limited. Bo.by is a solution that enables contact between parents and infants in the incubator. A parent device and an infant mattress are connected and collect, send and receive data such as touch, breast movement, heartbeat, or body heat, enabling the infant and mother to feel the touch of one another. This two-way communication offers the possibility to experience natural, prolonged skin-to-skin bonding in and outside the NICU.

Other prizes
iF Design Talent Award 2022 - Best of the year, Winner - Bo.by IxDA Interaction Design 2022 Finalist: Bo.by UX Design Award | Nominated 2022: Bo.by International Design Global Grad Show in Dubai Design Week 2021: Bo.by James Dyson Award 2021: Austria National Winner: Bo.by

Photo Credit: Aleksandra Radlak