Babies cry. Without a grasp of language, it is a main form of communication, and a major source of pain for any Parent. But babies also express joy; a major source of wonder for Parents. Deaf Parents can often feel robbed of such emotions.
Inspiration and Method
Through interviews, failed lip-readings, and workshops with a number of Deaf Parents in the UK, it was decided that exploring what a tactile experience could bring to the area of baby monitoring could be an interesting step forward. The outcome takes the form of a wearable that provides Parents with more nuanced feedback in relation to their baby.
HAPTYKE comprises of a system of products including an audio filter which actively listens for sounds from the baby, a main unit which provides the tactile feedback, and multiple ways to keep the unit as close as desired.