An early Peace Corps volunteer, Ann Moore was intrigued by the way African mothers carried their babies in fabric tied to their backs. She re-created the concept in a manner that fit the American lifestyle, and called her invention the “Snugli” baby carrier. Patented in 1969, it changed the way parents carried their "precious cargo."
"Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is a production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Paul Rosenthal. Audio production by Benjamin Bloom. Theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Ann Moore was originally interviewed in October 1999 by Al Hillmann. This podcast released 22 November 2006.
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