What's This?Why reach out and touch someone when you can wear a bracelet?
Every pregnant woman has wished she could transfer the bizarre and often painful experience of carrying a watermelon-sized creature in her abdomen to her partner. But has an ambitious startup finally figured out a way?
Ehhh, sadly, that's a big fat nope. The Fibo, which was created by Danish company First Bond Wearables, is essentially a bracelet that's meant to give a sense of how a baby is moving inside its mom. This snazzy wearable was initially created by three jewelry students at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.
It's meant for fathers (and other non-carrying partners) who obviously can’t experience the magic of hosting life first-hand. The company told the Huffington Post that the intention was to get them more involved in pregnancy since “they sometimes tend to get a little left out when the mother is going through all the changes with her body.”
True — and for the most part lucky them — but it’s a little mystifying how exactly this is superior to, say, putting a hand on their partner's stomach when the baby is moving around.
The device itself is pretty simple. During their third trimester, the pregnant women wears a monitoring device on their stomach (because they don’t have enough extra stuff to deal with already). Whenever the baby moves, the Fibo registers it.
The non-pregnant partner wears the bracelet containing four small beads. Those rotate and press on the person’s wrist, “recreating” the baby’s kicks as they happen. Hahaha recreating. Sorry, but being tapped on the wrist is not anywhere close to the sensation of a small baby hand punching you in the bladder.
You can also save the data to “enjoy after the baby is born.” As if you will have any spare time in which to reminisce about your pregnancy, but I digress…
This product is still in development and hasn’t yet been tested on dads to be. But as anyone who has given birth can tell you, while this may be a fun gimmick, there are far better way for dads to avoid being left out. For instance, you can listen to us complain about how tired we are or give us a much-needed foot rub.
Call us when they’ve invented a device that transfers morning sickness to partners.Topics: bracelet, Dads, Parenting, Fashion, Watercooler