Google Glass to Help Mothers Monitor Newborns

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Google Glass to Help Mothers Monitor Newborns
A US hospital is set to use Google Glass to enable mothers stay in contact with their newborns even after the infants are shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

The experiment is to be conducted at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston next week, Glass Almanac, the leading website for Google Glass enthusiasts, reported.

The suggestion for the test was mooted by the hospital's nurse Stephanie Shine, whose baby remained in newborn ICU for 101 days.

Hundreds of babies have to be separated from their mothers after birth because one or both of them need immediate care.

As per the experiment, a participant visiting the ICU will wear Google Glass and the images they see will stream live to a tablet computer in the mother's hands.

It will allow the mothers to hear the nurses talking about her baby and ask questions, as if she were in the room.

The experiment aims to find out if using Glass can help relieve the stress that a mother feels when she is separated from her kid.

"You should be the most important person in your baby's life, but suddenly, you're not involved. I want to take this super-high-tech device and capture what could be thought of as one of the strongest and basic human connections there is," the Boston Globe quotes Shine to say.

Written with inputs from IANS

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