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Samsung's 'Voices of Life' is Helping Mothers Connect with their Premature Babies

Leo Burnett Chicago introduces sound technology to help preemies' brain development

Samsung's 'Voices of Life' is Helping Mothers Connect with their Premature Babies

Fifteen million premature babies were born last year. That’s 15 million babies confined in intensive care units for months, away from their mothers. That’s why Samsung developed “Voices of Life,” a breakthrough idea and technology to connect mother and baby, helping preemies develop while separated from their mums. 

Without the benefits of reaching full development in the womb, the preemies lose the nurturing sounds of their mothers, replaced by the beeping of machinery. This disconnect between the mom and her baby puts the child at higher risk of developing language and attention deficits.

Technology featured in “Voices of Life” records the mother’s voice and heartbeat, “wombifying” the sounds and playing them to the baby through a speaker inside the incubator. The soothing sounds from the mother increase the babies’ early sensory experience and ultimately, improve their brain development. It also helps the mother “be there” virtually even though she is physically away from her child.


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Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Kris Smale

Post Production Company: MPC

Production Company

Director: Bobby Moser & Ben Mullinkosson

DOP: Brandon Kapelow

Executive Producer: Jared Anderson

Production Company: Whitelist Collective

Line Producer: Rich Salamone

Offline

Edit Assistant: Lee Bacak

Edit Company: Cut and Run

Editor: Ben McCambridge

Executive Producer: Amburr Faris

Creative Agency

Account Management: Ben Bartolomei, Lisa Bamber

Art Director: Brandon Cox

Chief Creative Officer: Mark Tutssel

Copywriter: Debbie Mudd

Creative Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago

Designer: Rob Schellenberg, Frances Macleod

Executive Creative Director: Dan Chodrow

Executive Producer: Matt Blitz

Producer: Keith Jamerson, Caitlin VanderKlok

Strategy: Wells Davis, Layla Revis

Associate Creative Director: Mikey Hester

Category: Consumer Electronics , Phones