Smart Diapers

By Aditi Pai 06:00 am February 10, 2014
Researchers Professor Takayasu Sakurai and Professor Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo have developed a flexible, disposable sensor for diapers. The sensor, which can detect moisture, humidity and pressure, is printed on plastic film and will transmit information wirelessly. At some point, the developers expect that their devices could be created through inkjet printing, which would lead...
By Aditi Pai 05:30 am September 11, 2013
Mimo onesie and "turtle" device Last week, Boston-based Rest Devices, maker of a smart baby monitor attached to a onesie called Mimo launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Dragon Innovation. The baby monitor connects to a smartphone and tracks the baby's respiration, skin temperature, body position and activity level and offers an audio feed in real-time. But this isn't even the first baby...
By Aditi Pai 09:47 am July 9, 2013
As the market for quantified self continues to grow with wearables like smart watches and apps that track diet and exercise, new mobile health technologies are cropping up with embedded sensors that track a baby's health condition. New York-based Pixie Scientific developed urine-tracking Smart Diapers. The diapers have a code on the bottom that will change colors after the baby pees. From there,...