Corey Menscher, whose wife, Ellen, is eight months pregnant with the couple's first baby, wanted to (at least digitally) feel each and every kick their active little pre-born babe was making.His wife wanted to feel it? How about the old-fashioned way of feeling things by feeling them? What's next? An electronic device to be worn while engaging in sexual intercourse that notifies you when you're having an orgasm? (I know, you're thinking but it could Twitter all my friends, it could record various time and intensity measurements.) [ADDED: Okay, I misread that. I skipped the word "is." Sorry. The idea of putting a belt on a pregnant woman makes me lose my mind.]
"I have a vibrating device in my pocket at all times," says Menscher. "Every time the baby kicks, it uploads a message to the server and I get a text message on my phone as well."...If... always if...
"It's also great for couples who are away from ech [sic] other a lot." Dan O'Sullivan, an NYU professor who teaches the course for which the Kickbee was made, says the pregnancy belt shouldn't just be construed as silly.
"If it keeps fathers hanging around more, and gets them more involved with their kids, it's a very good thing," he says.
Tell me, would you males "keep hanging around more" if only you were fitted with a buzzer that kept you constantly in touch with your wife's womb?