Stepping into motherhood may be considered as the most difficult (yet blissful) task in the world. The Kyuushuu University in Japan and Nagasaki based Maruki Kaihatsu have developed a baby bed to make this mission easier. The Suima crib makes it possible to console crying infants automatically. The device achieves this by trying to induce sleep by mimicking a mother’s or father’s gentle arm movements. The crib sways from side to side every 1.8 seconds, which is about the same as a parent’s heartbeat. At the top of the crib is a fixed sensor that ‘hears’ the infant’s cries and activates the crying automatically.
The Suima crib can be hired on rentals for $100, and to make a purchase, it will cost a Japanese parent $4,500-$5,500. The Suima crib is particularly useful for parents who manage household chores and an infant simultaneously. It’s a pity it’s available only in Nippon at the moment. The video below will prove that the device actually works.