Our Smart-era now brings Smart Diapers
Who would ever think that a dirty diaper could be of use? As parents, we are used to throwing away our baby's diapers without even thinking about it. Who would want to keep a diaper that cannot be used anymore and smells bad? Well, after reading this article you will most likely change your mind in regards to dirty diapers.
The new Smart Diapers created by Pixie Scientific have been engineered to monitor the baby's health by analyzing urine. Though a Smart Phone App, moms, dads and caregivers will be able to scan the QR code located on the diaper's front. If the diaper is indeed wet, the scan will be able to do diagnostic testing from the urine to determine it is that of a healthy baby or not.
"Kidneys filter specific solutes from blood into urine. By taking useful data on these solutes, as well as by picking up on signs of bacterial activity 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, automatically looking for emerging trends in multiple combinations of parameters." state the creators of these futuristic diapers.
The Smart Diapers will be able to determine if you baby is suffering from a urinary tract infection, dehydration or even kidney problems that might be in the verge of developing. So far, the creation has been able to raise over $10,000 on www.indiegogo.com to make this innovation a reality. There are still 55 days remaining and they are hoping they can reach the $225,000 goal by then.
It seems diagnostic labs will be feeling a hit with creations such as this one and the one that recently won first place at the Microsoft's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals (a device that determines a person's blood type). Both of these creations will be avoiding many trips to the laboratory if and when they become a reality.
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