These digital diapers are brilliant and might even save your baby’s life
The discussion around “wearable technology” is dominated by Google Glass, smart watches, and fitness trackers. But diapers — yes, diapers — may end up being a more practical use of wearable tech than any of those.
New York City startup Pixie Scientific claims to have engineered what it calls “smart diapers.” The company says these diapers can potentially detect urinary tract infections, kidney issues, dehydration, and even Type 1 diabetes. Those are critical issues for young children, and detecting these early could keep your child from becoming ill.
“I was driving with my wife and daughter one day when my wife asked if the baby had wet herself,” Pixie Scientific founder Yaroslav Faybishenko told the New York Times. “I realized she was sitting in data.”