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Pampers creates ‘smart’ nappies

Pampers has taken an innovative approach to its nappy range with the launch of a new ‘Smart Diaper’.

Lumi by Pampers, can track a baby’s urine and sleeping pattern,
with an accompanying app to alert parents when the nappy is either dry, wet or very wet. It has an activity sensor that can detect a “landing” on the front of the nappy.

Huggies in Korea has a similar feature which alerts parents of their baby’s bowel movements.

“Everywhere we look, technology is simplifying and connecting our lives – but what about for parents? Whether it is anticipating changes as babies grow and develop, helping to establish a routine or simply trying to better understand their baby’s everyday development, there are so many things we can do to help parents!” said Pampers in a statement.

“We connected with the most credible companies to bring the vision to life: Verily, a leader in platforms, sensors and software for health data with reputable scientists and engineers, and Logitech, a leader in consumer electronics with expertise in security camera technology.”

The Lumi by Pampers line will launch in the US this autumn. A baby monitor and a 10-day supply of diapers is included with each purchase. The innovative sensor has a corresponding app wherein parents can log the urine and know patterns, according to CNN.

Pampers said it wanted to help parents know if their baby is comfortable and safe.

“Parents didn’t ask for a poo or pee alarm; they wanted something more like the smart watches of today. The activity sensor tracks baby’s sleep and since it’s there on the diaper, it can also track … if a diaper is wet,” a Pampers spokesperson told CNN.

A Pampers spokesperson said that it the registered user on the app will have information such as “a baby’s name, sex, date of birth and a 24-hour archive of video from the monitor, plus a profile photo if the parents choose to use one”.

The Procter and Gamble owned brand is also ensuring data security. The only one who can access its account are Lumi by Pampers account holders.

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