BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PROGRAM

Through Google Glass

Cath Sharples

Emma   |   Lauren   |   Sarah   |   Laura  |   Cath   “I’m hoping that being part of the project can not only assist me with feeding, but many women through the development of the app, online community and through the use of clever technology.” Cath Sharples Hi! My name is Cath Sharples and I am a first time … Continue reading Cath Sharples

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Lift of to Trial

It’s been a busy week for the project team getting everything working and tested for the first group of five pioneering women involved in the trial. Melbourne the project team of Maddy, Kim and Lucy have been working closely with the San Francisco’s team of Ethan and Elloise to fine tune the content that is … Continue reading Lift of to Trial

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Wise Owl, Young Owl

*Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands and Aeronautical Engineer and Design Consultant Tony Kerr working with Glass.”/> Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands and Aeronautical Engineer and Design Consultant Tony Kerr working with Glass. The team is continuing to work through the challenge of the camera angle.  RMIT’s industrial design team … Continue reading Wise Owl, Young Owl

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Emma Crowder

Emma   |   Lauren   |   Sarah   |   Laura   |   Cath   “Being able to take part in this trial means a lot to me. I know how important breastfeeding is to my baby, and I want to give him/her the best start I possibly can.” Emma Crowder Hi all! My name is Emma Crowder and I am … Continue reading Emma Crowder

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Counselor Training

Earlier this week, Small World Social welcomed another  two Australian Breastfeeding Association volunteer counsellors into our Melbourne studio to trial the technology of our Breastfeeding Support Project. Jeanette and Leanne were not only impressed by the hands-free capabilities of Google Glass, but they were passionate about an online breastfeeding information portal. The counselors cited difficulty in accessing information as a common barrier … Continue reading Counselor Training Read more

3D Printed Attachment

3D Printed Attachment Tony Kerr has continued to work through the camera angle issue, developing three new prototypes for testing in the studio week.  The new designs aren’t just brightly coloured they have a new surface shape that is capturing the babies chin angle more clearly. The newest prototype introduces a convex mirror system that expands … Continue reading 3D Printed Attachment

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Mission

Our Mission was to make breastfeeding assistance available to all women, using wearable technology to connect mothers with community support groups and counselling. Becoming a mother creates many lifestyle changes, as well as challenges. The family support network and organisations like our partner, The Australian Breastfeeding Association, provide mothers with advice and encouragement to overcome … Continue reading Mission

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Results

After an eight week trial of the technology and counselling service, the Project concluded with all mothers breastfeeding confidently. We are proud to have assisted the women during their first weeks of motherhood and would like to dedicate this short film to them.  What we’ve learnt The Project Team has taken some invaluable learnings from the … Continue reading Results

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Mums

  Emma Crowder Hi all! My name is Emma Crowder and I am a first time expectant mother. I had my daughter Chloe on 3rd March. Read more   Laura Loricco My name is Laura Loricco and I am a first time mum. My daughter Grace arrived on Thursday 27th February 2014. Read more   Lauren … Continue reading Mums Read more