Mothers hold babycams and cry

Tandberg has donated six of its bedside video systems to the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh. The babycams will be used to link mothers to their newborns via video-conferencing in situations where they have been separated from their babies by premature births and other medical complications.  The donation will expand a service supported by the Scottish Centre for Telehealth (SCT). Babycams in hospital? Whatever next?

Tandberg press release for more information, although it ignores the most interesting comment from the SCT: “Feedback from mothers has been very good. Although care has to be taken to ensure that the explanation of how to use the system is complete before connecting the call to the baby, as the mothers then generally hold the unit and cry.”