Lifestyle icons like the Apple Watch and the Apple TV have been getting a lot of attention lately for their newborn-friendly nature.
The Apple Watch Sport has been praised for its bright lighting and its new “Newly Born” feature, which allows you to take photos while you’re pregnant.
But new research shows that the watch can be a real boon for the newborn, too.
In a new paper published today in Nature Communications, researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the University at Albany in New York found that newborns can be as bright as 10 percent brighter than their parents at night, and even brighter than the sun at day.
The study is based on data collected from more than 2,000 people during their first 24 hours of life.
The researchers were able to get a better look at the brightness of newborns than what is previously known.
The brightness of the newborns at night was more than twice as bright than that of their parents, but this was a small effect, the researchers report.
They also found that the newborn was brighter at night than day.
While these results are a significant improvement, it doesn’t mean the Watch is a super-bright machine.
“The effect on brightness is likely due to an increased sensitivity to brightness that is common to most infant devices, such as the Philips Hue lighting system,” the researchers write.
“This increase in sensitivity to light is likely to be small and may be less than 10 percent of the brightness difference between the parents and newborn.”
“There is no scientific justification for the use of the neonatal brightness parameter in neonatal imaging or the development of neonatal photometry algorithms,” the authors conclude.
“However, the results do show the potential to enhance newborn brightness for both the newborn and parent.
As such, we recommend the newborn’s or parent’s use of a neonatal lighting system to reduce their exposure to light and minimize the likelihood of adverse effects from light exposure.”