Philips Design Healthcare Team

Supporting Women During Labor

The project

This project supports pregnant women in the run-up to and during childbirth. The concept consists of an app with breathing coach that can be used in the delivery room during childbirth. The hospital experience can be adapted to the patient’s taste by choosing a pleasant mood theme.


This beautiful app can take away stress in a very stressful situation. With this concept, data is visualised in a friendly manner, enabling the patient to adapt the space to her own needs.

— A seamless integration of hospital and home, applications based on real-time data, and its accessible and playful user interface enabling all parties to be actively involved in the process - Bas van Lier, Dutch Design Jaarboek, 2013

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