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Heartbeat Owl / A toy for babies with brain disease

Heartbeat Owl

This doll is made for children around the age of 6 months to about 36 months. This doll is particularly for those who have cerebral palsy and spend most of their time at the hospital sleeping from the drugs. With this doll parents can help stimulate the baby’s brain without having to take up so much space on the hospital bed. The doll will sense when the baby is hugging it and vibrates a heartbeat, this will stimulate the baby’s brain even while sleeping. This doll is 30cm tall and 10cmx10cm thick, enough for a baby to wrap their arms around. Also this doll is made of food-grade silicon so it is safe for children to suck on.


Sejong University

Sejong University
Seoul, South Korea

SooBin Lee,
Sejong University

JiHyeon Choi,
Sejong University, Seoul

EunChae Jang,
Sejong University, Seoul