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Hugsy / Products and Applications


Hugsy improves wellbeing and enhances mother-child bonding for premature and healthy babies. Hugsy bridges the gap when parents cannot be there, by making the positive effects of kangaroo care last longer. The Hugsy blanket supports a mother and her little one during those special kangaroo care moments and absorbs a mother’s comforting smell, while the Hugsy heartbeat module records a mother’s unique heartbeat. Hugsy then continues to provide her soothing presence when she is away - by recreating the feeling of her embrace, surrounding the baby with her smell, and playing back her heartbeat. All to give babies the best comfort possible.


Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Miguel Cabral Guerra,
Eindhoven University of Technology

Sylvie Claes,
Eindhoven University of Technology

Jiachun Du ,
Eindhoven University of Technology