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Galleries // 2015 Spark:Health // XinKaishi
Winner - Silver
Designer: Seth Weissman - Senior Industrial Designer
Design Type: Fetal Heartbeat Listening Device
Company / Organization / School: BCG Digital Ventures
Team Members: Christopher Williams Henrik Borgstrom Nahusha Kumar William Kaiser
XinKaishi is the first acoustic fetal listening device optimized for safety, performance and the emotional empowerment of expecting mothers. Unlike traditional fetal monitoring devices, Xinkaishi uses passive technology and requires no transmission gel, wires, or medical expertise to operate. Xinkaishi connects via Bluetooth to an accompanying mobile app that detects and visualizes the frequency of the baby's heart beat. Supporting mothers throughout their pregnancy, the app presents personalized and contextually relevant health information validated by medical experts. Mothers can record, save and share heartbeats as well as view a chart mapping how the heartbeat evolves over the gestation period. The physicial device is the size of a large egg and is ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of a mother's hand. The body is made of ABS/Polycarbonate with a santoprene overmold for a soft and stable grip. It also includes a hypoallergenic santoprene membrane that makes direct contact to exposed skin and is optimized for transmission of the acoustic signal. Xinkaishi is the trusted companion for expectant mothers. It is easy to use, portable and provides on-demand access to unforgettable moments of pregnancy.