During the research phrase, we built a few rough prototypes and reached to students and asked for their feedback and opinions.
“Definitely the chest, because the baby will be in my chest, the chest is the heartbeat place”
“The wrist feels too exterior, I want it closer to my body (points at chest)”
“The arm would be more subtle but the chest – it’s like it is echoing throughout the body”
“I like the arm feeling wise, but I emotionally feel it more here (chest)”
Following our discovery phase, team SOS sorted through the data we collected and began to define what our target user looked like and how they feel about walking alone during the nighttime.
Bond is an AI assistant that uses the fetus’ data to create a digital twin of the fetus in the metaverse through an ecosystem of products.
Bond allow parents to interact with the fetus virtually, providing an alternate bonding opportunity for partners of pregnant women.
(1) Partners in the military or far away from the fetus for long periods of the pregnancy. (2) Other family members or close circles who are looking to bond with the unborn child. (3) Families who hired surrogate mothers.
We used Arduino to build a prototype of a wireless fetus monitoring sensor. When people wear the sensor, it is supposed that they can monitor their heartbeat rate on our app.
We 3D printed a case to create "partner". Inside the case, there is a small vibrator that replicates the feeling of the fetus's heartbeat.
We finalized the 3D design on Rhino and created a logo and packaging design for our product as the final deliverables.
Our logo is designed with two "D" shapes and they are overlapped which represents the connection among a family. Also, the shape of logo symbolizes the belly of a pregnant woman. The overall design is sleek and minimal as we wanted to build an elegant brand that targets upper middle to high income family.