Hey pregnant chicks, want to walk around with an ugly, bulky belt wrapped ’round your middle just so the rest of the world (because the rest of the world is on Facebook, of course) can keep track of your baby’s every movement?
An NYU doctoral student seems to think you would. He’s created the Kickbee, a big ol’ belt not unlike the monitor’s they wrap around you in the hospital when inducing labor to track the fetal heartbeat. Only where the slightest movement of the monitor for the heartbeat will cause Nazi nurse to come running in to yell at you for not keeping the belt on “just so” (because mid-contraction you really have control over these things?), this belt is just there to track a little kicking action.
The sensors on the belt use Bluetooth technology to then transmit a message to Facebook or Twitter, letting someone out there who might pretend to care at the moment that baby is kicking.
I give Corey Menscher props for trying to be involved in every step of his wife’s pregnancy. But something makes me think his wife might have just appreciated a hand placed on her abdomen once in awhile to feel the little Menscher kicking away.The Kickbee could potentially have medical uses; I’ll grant him that too. Instead of depending on Mom to hit a button every time the baby kicks during a non-stress test, this could do the whole thing for her (especially when she’s incapacitated).
But if this is the new maternity couture, I’ve got to say – I’ve never been so glad to be “one and done.”
Image/Source: The Daily Mail