A New York-based startup Pixie Scientific, has designed Smart Diapers. They are designed to keep track of a child’s health by assessing his or her urine. Using a mobile app, parents must scan the QR code on front of the diaper — whenever it’s wet — for “diagnostic testing” to begin.
Here’s how it works, as explained on Smart Diapers’ Indiegogo page:
“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.
Data from Smart Diapers can reveal problems such as urinary tract infections, prolonged dehydration and developing kidney problems.
Pixie Scientific has raised just over $10,000 of its $225,000 goal on Indiegogo, with 55 days remaining in its campaign.