Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders


Hagstrom, Fran

Committee Member/Reader

Holyfield, Christine

Committee Member/Second Reader

Aslin, Larry


Research suggests that technology density in a home may change interactions parents and infants in the earliest months of life. This study explored how the use of smart baby technology influenced parental perceptions of development and early social interactions. A qualitative, case methodology was used. The participants in this study were one family with newborn twins. Data was collected over a six month period using journals, field notes, and observations. Thematic coding of these materials was used to answer the questions of the study. Results suggest that use of smart technology supported the emerging parenting skills and allowed the parents to confidently establish care interactions.


infancy, social interaction, technology, parent perceptions, smart bassinets