Breast-feeding does not come easily to all mothers and babies. This digitally-designed and optimised, product for Google Glass created by industrial designer Dr Scott Mayson – transforms this new wearable technology into a device that allows specially trained counselors to guide mothers through the breastfeeding process, addressing any specific concerns and questions through a private and secure live video stream to the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA). The service is on demand when and where it is needed, no matter where the mother is located. This project encourages mothers to stick with breastfeeding, ensuring all the benefits for their babies such as boosting their immunity, nutrient intake and brain development, in addition to the benefits of breastfeeding for themselves and their own health.
These manufactured prototypes easily locate on to Glass via magnetic snap-clip. The glass mirror allows mothers to adjust the angle of view by tilting a magnetic axis. This realtime adjustment optimises the video stream allowing an ABA consultant to view both mother and baby during breastfeeding.
Key to the success of this design is the ability of the mother to make a timely connection with the ABA in the privacy of their own home, relaxed in their favourite space.