Surround sound for your unborn baby
Some things can definitely be carried a little too far – Nuvo Group describes their new Ritmo™ Advanced Sound System as “the most advanced and complete prenatal music player, delivering quality and safe sound to the tiniest listeners.”
The Ritmo is basically just that – a harness that straps over the pregnant mother’s abdomen, pumping music (or any other sound) into the uterus via four speakers. There’s a 1/8″ input to plug in an ipod, or anything else with a headphone jack.
Extensive scientific research shows numerous positive contributions of music to human fetal development. Reactive listening begins at 17 weeks, so choose classical music for the calming Mozart Effect, the classic rock of The Beatles, or the upbeat show tunes of Broadway.
… or the soothing sounds of Metallica?
While I can understand their claim that music can beneficial to even unborn babies under certain circumstances, how would you like someone pumping music of their choice into your room, with no ability to change the volume, skip songs, or change the CD?
Here’s the promotional video: