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Wearable technology to measure parent and infant behavior

According to new research in Infant Behavior and Development, wearable technology may be one way to assess parent and infant behavior in more ecololgical contexts.  In the study, researchers compared footage from traditional third person point of view and from cameras worn on headbands. Fifteen mothers and infants (3 months to 15 months) were tested which provided over 14 hours of home footage.   First person cameras offer several practical advantages for the study of infant development and parent-infant interaction. The technology might also be used to asses how infants interact with toys (