While I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia I also had the pleasure to work with Liisa Holsti and Karon MacLean on a publication about the project Calmer.

Calmer is a technology that simulates key aspects of maternal skin-to-skin holding for prematurely born infants. Developing Calmer has been a 10-year project by several researchers and clinicians; and it is an ongoing project. While I came in late, my work was about objectively discovering and describing what this 10-year design process and the deployment studies entailed including its inspiration, approach, physical design, and introduction into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I lead this discovery research exercise (through several interviews, conversations, and reviewing all materials) and as a result also lead the writing of an article for a top-tier publication aimed for the design research community. This was a greatly valuable exercise for me.  The submission is currently under review.

There is a project website and a news video about Calmer.