Feeds

Wearable speaker plays to mums' brainy baby plans

Mozart Effect in action

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Wacky gadget manufacturer Nuvo has created a ‘wearable stereo’ for expectant mums designed to help boost babies' brains.

nuvo_ritmo_01

Nuvo's Ritmo sends soothing sounds to unborn kids

The Ritmo belt fixes around the mother’s pregnant belly and sends sounds to the foetus from four integrated speakers.

While the idea may sound daft - along the lines of the Natus womb workout - scientists have long studied the so-called Mozart Effect in which in utero exposure to classical music may have a beneficial effect on mental development.

Ritmo connects into “most” audio devices, Nuvo said, so that virtually any sound can be relayed to the baby, be that a Mozart concerto, dad reading a story or “the family dog barking”.

Nuvo’s “patented Safe & Sound Technology” regulates audio volume so the baby doesn’t struggle to hear one track and then become deafened by the next. The belt also features a wired controller to let mum can change tracks.

Nuvo plans to release Ritmo in the UK soon. It currently costs $150 (£90) in North America. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.