Nurturing Families

Kangaroo Care

The Kangarobe™ is a comfortable garment that a parent wears during kangaroo care (skin-to-skin care) in the NICU to secure breathing tubes and lines more easily.

Helping nurses to set-up kangaroo care more quickly and easily.

Helping parents to feel more secure and comfortable during kangaroo care in the NICU.

Clinical Study

Interim results from a study in the NICU at Stanford Children’s Hospital show that, as compared to the standard of care, parents and nurses agree that:

  • The Kangarobe™ saves time for set up of kangaroo care in the NICU.
  • The Kangarobe™ is easier to use.
  • The Kangarobe™ is more comfortable.
  • Baby’s lines and breathing tubes are more secure when using the Kangarobe™.

About Us

Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal is a board certified, Stanford trained Ob/Gyn physician, inventor, and mentor at StartX (Stanford’s startup accelerator).

Jules Sherman is an industrial designer, Director of Biodesign at Children’s National Hospital, lecturer at Stanford’s d.school and the University of Maryland.

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) 

UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium

StartX, a founder community of Stanford professors and alumni

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