August 04, 2015.
"Smart Diapers." No, the diapers don't send tweets or alerts about when there's pee or poop inside -- a regular disposable diaper with a medical trick -- it collects information about a child's urine.
A dry-reagent panel, just like those colorful sticks you pee on at the doctor, sits on the front of the diaper. It works a lot like a QR code. Using the Smart Diapers iOS and Android app, a parent can scan the panel and see information about the urine.
…parents would do this once a day, and the information about their child's urine would be stored in the app. The goal is to accumulate data about urination patterns and then use that data to spot urinary tract infections, dehydration or developing kidney problems. The app will fire off an alert if something peculiar is found.
1. The Smart Diapers testing - Manufacturer (Pixie Scientific) working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on approval and testing them at pediatric hospitals. The goal is to bring them to hospitals and then to the broader market. The pricing isn't set yet ...the smart diapers will be 30 to 40 percent more expensive than regular diapers. They plan to sell the Smart Diapers in a package with regular diapers…
Smart Diapers to be tested at hospitals, including New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.