Whereas numerous CES’s flashier showings revolved round automobiles, or large televisions, or VR, or robots, equally revolutionary are less-conspicuous bits of tech that purpose to make life simpler for a subset of customers. Living proof, the Freemie Liberty breast pump, which debuted this yr.
The Freemie Liberty pump, developed by Dao Well being, is hands-free and is connected to a timer. Moms can set the timer to pump, and it’ll cease when the timer runs out. This frees the mom as much as do different issues, although Dr. Stella Dao, the Freemie’s inventor, thinks it’ll most definitely assist moms sleep: “We all know that the conventional launch of hormones throughout the milk letdown reflex could make mothers sleepy.”
The Liberty has a rechargable battery and is designed to be cell, with a removable belt clip to which the timer attaches. Based on Proinertech, the pump can also be very quiet.
Why does it matter?
Whereas not a mom myself, I’ve heard from quite a few ladies who’ve kids that pumping breast milk is tiring and requires being hooked as much as a machine for hours. It additionally requires the mom to watch out about how lengthy they’re connected to the machine — it’s not precisely a restful expertise. Based on Dan Garbez, CEO of Dao Well being:
…one enormous commentary that struck us nearly instantly is that desperately sleep disadvantaged mothers have been forcing themselves to remain awake to pump as a result of the gear is held by hand. We knew we might do one thing actually huge to assist. Now, with our cups and the brand new Freemie Liberty pump, mothers can truly plan to take a nap whereas they pump.
The Liberty, if it really works as meant, ought to permit moms to atone for a lot wanted sleep. If I’m ever fortunate sufficient to have youngsters of my very own, I can inform you I’ll be grateful that one thing like this exists.
When is it coming?
Dao Well being says the Freemie Liberty will likely be out there at choose retailers by the tip of March, for a worth but to be introduced.
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