Secure application lets parents keep watch on hospitalized babies

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Leaving premature babies in hospital incubators for long periods can be agony for parents, but a new initiative launched in France can take away some of the pain and yearning. Cordon Numérique (English translation - Digital Cord) connects parents to their babies using a webcam placed above the incubator, so all the parents need is a computer, smartphone or tablet to see videos of their baby. The Hopen Project has been working on this system for two years, in conjunction with Aquitaine Destination (a French charity dedicated to helping children in hospital). There are now 16 cameras in place at…

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