Smart Maternity Clothes for Visualizing Fetal Movement Data

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
In this study, we explore how our smart maternity clothes can affect the parent‟s emotional attachment to the fetus. The smart maternity clothes have two primary functions – visualization of the fetal movements and provision of the statistical data on the movements to the user‟s smartphone via Bluetooth. We conducted a small-sized pilot study with four married couples at 28 – 32 weeks of pregnancy, and the participants‟ self-reported empathic level with the fetus was increased overall. Particularly, between the two functions of our smart clothes, the female (i.e., mother) participants showed a tendency of preferring provision of informative data, whereas the male (i.e., father) participants preferred the visual stimuli.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Abdomen, Groin

Date archived
November 8 2015
Last edited
November 16 2018
How to cite this entry
Been Jeon, Ji Hwan Ryu, Jaewon Cho, Byung-Chull Bae, Jun-Dong Cho. (September 9 2015). "Smart Maternity Clothes for Visualizing Fetal Movement Data ". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.