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Samsung's 'Voices of Life' app will help premature babies feel close to mom

A connection between a mother and a baby is key, but premature birth may limit interaction. This is the issue Samsung plans to tackle with 'Voices of Life'.

Published onMay 1, 2016


Giving birth to a premature baby must be a stressful experience. Not only is it hard for parents to not be able to hold a newborn baby, but it’s be stressful on an infant to be outside the womb and alone in an incubator. This is why Samsung is working on a solution to make premature babies feel closer to home (the mother).

This connection with the mother is important for a baby’s mental health, but a premature birth may limit interaction. This is the issue Samsung plans to tackle with ‘Voices of Life’, a new app the Korean giant is currently working on.

In a nutshell, it is a speaker system that connects to an application. This app would allow the mother to record her heart beat, using the heart rate sensor on Samsung smartphones. In addition, one could record voice, which means you can talk to the baby, sing him songs or even read stories. Furthermore, one can use the app from anywhere. You could be home reading a bedtime story to your baby, who would be at the hospital.


The app then customizes the sound to make it seem as if one is listening to everything from inside the womb. This makes for a muffled sound that isn’t very clear to the rest of us, but it’s something the baby is used to. It will ease the transition until the baby is ready to come home.

No details on the release date have been unveiled yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything. Samsung might also want to hit the medical field and try to get some partners. We are sure this is something many parents would be interested in.

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