Healthy ageing starts in the womb. UMCG, Center for Development & Innovation (CDI), Lifelines, Philips and the Life Cooperative join forces in the project Living Lab Newborn to develop new products that help to make a good start in life. Jackie Dekens, projectmanager at the CDI: ‘Living Lab Newborn is a real life laboratory, in families' homes.’
And that is of great value to companies in the North. SME's can now test innovations and collect data on a large scale. This is very important for the optimal development of apps and smart devices. Living Lab Newborn offers participating companies the lab and reference values that are pivotal.
There is capacity for a maximum of 1500 young families to take part. The plan is to start this fall. Smart devices in the homes of the participants continouesly measure the envoromental and health factors. These data can be used for new products of for the improvement of products that are being tested at that moment. 'We measure for instance the time that a baby cries', says Jackie Dekens. 'That is valuable information for a producer of babyphones, intending to develop a babyphone that produces soothing noises when a baby cries.'