Smart Diapers Help Spot Disease

Smart Diapers are disposable diapers that you can use to track your child's renal health.

(Smart Diaper video from Pixie Scientific)

Once a day just scan the front of a wet Smart Diaper with your phone. It takes less than ten seconds to take your phone out of your back pocket, scan, and put the phone back - we've timed it ;)

Our algorithms instantly begin to analyze the data, while you can put your phone back in your pocket and change your child.

A role of our kidneys is to filter specific solutes from blood. By taking useful data from a wet Smart Diaper, we make use of something that would normally be thrown directly into the trash. Smart Diapers alert you to certain conditions that require immediate attention and also track your child's health for months or years, automatically looking for emerging trends.

David Keller's classic 1928 short story Psychophonic Nurse features an electric diaper that notifies caregivers that the diaper is full of urine:

"...suppose the baby gets wet between times? Suppose it starts to cry?"

"I've thought of that, too. In every diaper there is a fine copper wire. When that becomes wet a delicate current is sent - you understand I mean an electrical current, not a watery one...".

Via Pixie Scientific Smart Diapers

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