An NYU grad student has invented a device that his pregnant wife can wear to transmit each kick of their unborn child.
For a class project, the second year grad student invented what he dubbed the Kickbee.
The wearable device made of a stretchable band with embedded electronics and sensors isn't exactly a model of comfort.
Small Piezo sensors attached directly to the band transmit small but detectable voltages when they are triggered by movement underneath.
"I have a vibrating device in my pocket at all times," says Menscher. ""Every time the baby kicks, it uploads a message to the server and I get a text message on my phone as well."
He says he chose Twitter because not only is it easy to initiate an SMS message to any mobile phone, but it also acts as a data log.
Future versions of the Kickbee belt could update sites such as Facebook, too, Menscher notes.
Is it me, or is this a little much?