Pregnancy Bracelet Lets Partner Feel Baby's Movements
Remember that episode of Full House when Becky bet Jesse that he couldn’t last one day of being pregnant? Spoiler: She was right. A couple hours later he was taking off the sympathy pad because his back was “killing” him.
Beyond just making us laugh, this episode demonstrated that our partners don’t always understand what’s going on with our bodies during pregnancy. Sure, Jesse got to test out the pregnancy waddle, but did he get to experience that heartfelt connection a mom-to-be has with her baby? Baby’s heartbeat? Kicks?? Fast forward a few decades, and well, John Stamos still hasn’t aged, but now there’s Fibo, a smart bracelet that shares the experience of pregnancy with non-pregnant parents-to-be.
Created by three jewelry design students at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Fibo works by syncing with a kick monitoring device attached to the expectant mother’s belly. The smart bracelet portion is worn on the partner’s wrist. Inside the bracelet are four small rotating balls that mimic baby’s movement by rotating and pressing on the wrist whenever the monitoring device detects movement in the mom’s belly.
While we’ve heard of this idea before, Fibo differs from competitor bands such as Libero as it allows partners to feel the sensation together in real time. Partners can even spot kicks as they happen through a silicone-covered screen on the bracelet.
“We wanted to get the fathers more involved in the pregnancy since they sometimes tend to get a little left out when the mother is going through all the changes with her body and feeling a little life growing in her belly," Sandra Pétursdóttir, one of the creators, told The Huffington Post.
According to the catalogue, the strap is made of leather and “looks like something James Bond would own.” Plus, Fibo serves as pregnancy memorabilia, since a representation of baby’s movement data is saved into a piece of jewelry. Consider this a push present for dads.