Pampers' smart diaper system alerts parents when their babies pee
Lumi system lets mom and dad know via smartphone alerts
Jul 25, 2019
Internet of things, meet the baby’s bottom: Parents too busy looking at their smartphones to pay attention to their babies can now do both thanks to Pampers. The Procter & Gamble brand with help from Google is testing Lumi, a monitoring system that can alert parents via smartphone app when a diaper needs changing. Price is to be determined, and you need to get on a waiting list to try it. The upside for Pampers is that more frequent changes translates to more diaper sales. The app will also let parents monitor babies via a Logitech video camera with two-way audio and tracks room temperature, humidity and movement. The reusable, detachable sensor, which works only with Pampers Swaddlers diapers, detects moisture but not necessarily No. 2, which still requires the smell test.
Pampers isn't the first brand to introduce such a system. Huggies has its own smart diaper line that debuted in Korea, a collaboration with Monit, a Korean startup that developed a bluetooth sensor that can warn parents not just of No. 1, but also No. 2.
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