This international and multidisciplinary team is putting a spotlight on the acoustic environment of premature babies in the NICU. Preemies are often exposed to an extremely loud and noisy environment causing stress. The Sonic Womb research project under the direction of fetal medicine expert Prof. Eric Jauniaux and leading auditory researcher Prof. Julian Henriques, recreates the experience of hearing in utero in an acoustically optimized enclosed space. Acting a sort of "fetal filter" the Orbb emulates the auditory effects of a mother's body with muted sound and vibration.
We are seeing more and more research projects on how to mimic the womb and recreate that environment.
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