ABA Counsellors: First experiences with project tech

It’s been a busy week for the project team getting everything working and tested for the first group of five pioneering women involved in the trial.

Melbourne the project team of Maddy, Kim and Lucy have been working closely with the San Francisco’s team of Ethan and Elloise to fine tune the content that is to be displayed in Glass. They have to test the equipment and develop the support and training materials.

The plan is to run the trial in small groups of five women to progressively iterate and improve the approach.

The first volunteer counsellors from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Jess Leonard and Lynn Ng visited the Melbourne studio to be trained this week and are excited by the possibilities of the project.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands and ABA Counsellors Jess Leonard and Lynn Ng.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands instructs ABA Counsellor Lynn Ng, as Jess Leonard looks on.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands instructs ABA Counsellor Lynn Ng, as Jess Leonard looks on.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project ABA Counsellor Lynn Ng enjoying Glass.

Later in the week, ABA Counsellors Jeanette and Leanne were not only impressed by the hands-free capabilities of Google Glass, but they were most passionate about an online breastfeeding information portal. The counsellors cited difficulty in accessing information as a common barrier to new mothers seeking help and learning more about their health and their newborn’s development. 

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project Leader Madeline Sands and ABA Counsellors Janette Timmermans and Leanne Bromley.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project ABA Counsellors Janette Timmermans and Leanne Bromley.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project ABA Counsellors Janette Timmermans (wearing Glass) and Leanne Bromley.

Small World Social Breastfeeding Support Project ABA Counsellors Janette Timmermans (wearing Glass) and Leanne Bromley.