An excellent example of applied biomimicry, Magnolia explores marrying the concept of “kangaroo care” with the common incubator in order to prevent a variety of infant disorders while promoting health and well-being post birth.
Medical professionals are beginning to understand the importance of close contact between parents and newborns. Feeling the parents’ heartbeat, hearing their voice, and being exposed to their body heat has a myriad of benefits ranging from cold-prevention to psychological stability. Magnolia not only mimics this type of closeness when baby is left alone in the incubator, but also makes it easy to transition from the new parents body to the device with a convenient, removable pouch.
Inside the incubator, newborns can hear and feel the parents heartbeat. Temperature and humidity can also be customized and controlled to exact specifications. The result is absolute comfort, calm and health of body and mind.
Designers: Na Yeon Jang & Eunsong Han