Telebaby®, LIVE Videostreaming of Newborns Over Internet

R. Spanjers and S. Feuth (The Netherlands)

Keywords

Videostreaming, Internet, Newborns, Parentchildbonding

Abstract

New information technologies are used to fill gaps in our need for communication. Hospitals are now starting to discover the possibilities of multimedia communication for their patients. Telebaby® is a project of the University Medical Centre Utrecht that allows parents to view their newborn on the intensive care, high care or medium care unit at home. Standard Internet technology for distributing multimedia allows parents to virtually “visit” their baby more often and give parents the feeling of control. A non complex technical system like Telebaby® is easily adopted by the parents, implementing it in a closed environment like a hospital is the real challenge.

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