Samsung Reveals "Voices of Life" App for Premature Babies

Besides designing and manufacturing some of the best-selling smartphones in the world, Samsung is also a rather capable mobile app developer. However, unlike most of its creations which are aimed at general consumers and are usually related to entertainment like Hum On, the company's latest piece of portable software was developed with a more noble purpose in mind. More specifically, Samsung has recently revealed an app whose purpose is to help the development of premature babies, i.e. babies which didn't get as much development time in the womb as their average peer.

The name of the aforementioned app is "Voices of Life" and it's designed on the somewhat proven principle of mother's voice helping babies develop. According to certain research, baby's brain has an easier time developing if the baby hears its mother's voice often enough. To put it simply, Voices of Life will allow mothers to record their heartbeats and voices and play them for their offspring. Immediately after recording relevant sounds, the app will remove any high frequencies in the environment in order to try to mimic the actual acoustics of a womb. Voices of Life will then communicate with a certain number of speakers placed next to an incubator and play the modified recording whenever the baby's mother is not in the vicinity.

Voices of Life is a part of Samsung's "Launching People" global campaign whose goal is to use the company's technology in order to help its users change their life in meaningful ways. Though it's far from being the first "baby app" ever created, it's definitely one of the more creative ones we've seen in recent years and it's definitely the first app ever which attempts to - as its creators put it - "wombify" recorded sounds. Samsung believes that there will be no shortage of parents who will benefit from Voices of Life as some statistics suggest that around 15 million babies were born prematurely in 2015. The South Korean company is yet to reveal the app's exact release date, but we should have more information in the following months. In the meantime, check out the short video demonstration of Voices of Life which Samsung released on YouTube over the weekend.

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