Premature babies can develop healthier thanks to a Samsung app being developed

Premature babies can develop healthier thanks to a Samsung app being developed
Advances in mobile technology have improved our lives in many ways. And yes, these advances go well beyond showing everyone what we had for lunch via an Instagram post. Take an app being developed by Samsung called "Voice of Life." With the app, a mother who has given birth to a premature baby records her heartbeat and voice. High frequencies are removed to make the resulting audio mimic the sounds that the baby heard while in the womb.

The recording is played on speakers located near the incubator where the preemie lives. Research indicates that a baby needs to hear the sound of his/her mother's voice in order for the brain to develop correctly. But for premature babies housed inside an incubator, this becomes very hard to do. And it also provides a comforting connection for the parents, who usually don't get much physical contact with their child in the first weeks and even months after birth.

15 million premature babies were born last year, which means that this app will no doubt touch many lives. There is no word on when it will be released, but you can check out the Voice of Life app by clicking on the video below. And for those people you know who consider things like smartphones and apps to be nothing more than a waste of time, make sure that they see this video too.



source: SamsungNewsroom

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11 Comments

2. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

I often wondered how much being born premature affected the natural growth process, always assumed it was marginal. However great app, I could definitely see either, tech savy new parents use, or possible implemented into more accommodating hospitals.

3. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Nice Job Samsung.. This thing is better than innovation....

5. FluffyBled unregistered

You see, Samsung is a huge company and having a small team develop such apps that could be helpful does in no way make Samsung less innovative! So stop with the nonsense bashing!

6. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Lol.... Hahaha... I was not being sarcastic :p I really meant it... Things that are helpful are way better than making a phone to take better selfies or Show off :p Lmao

8. FluffyBled unregistered

Use the /s ffs! -_-

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Wow, nice use of the heartbeat sensor there. Amazing.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I was a premature, this makes my day :')

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Thumbs up to Samsung for trying something that is really needed sometimes, but imo, I don't think this does much, even though I am not a researcher or something, this seems more of a thing for the parent to feel less worried about their child than really helping the child develop. But again, this is not my field of expertise, so take this as a pinch of salt.

10. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My mother said I was born premature. Kudos to Samsung.

12. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

She just meant she got knocked up too young from all those one-night stands.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

finally some usefull innovation not /s

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