These Diapers Transmit Alerts to Caregivers Via Text Message

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 17, 2015
References: a-star.edu.sg & gizmag
Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have created an adult diaper that is equipped with sensors that monitor the diaper's wetness, before transmitting alerts to concerned caregivers via text message. The system consists of a disposable sensor strip, a compact wireless transmitter and a receiver.

The sensor component can be integrated into standard adult diapers. The strip, which can be made of metal, plastic or paper, can be discarded after use, while the wireless transmitter can be easily attached and removed for reuse.

Staying in soiled diapers for long periods can lead to the development of infections and rashes, which can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. These wetness-monitoring adult diapers enable caregivers to know when it's time to change the wearer's diaper, making the entire process safe and efficient.