The 'Smart Diaper' Can Be Scanned to Provide Health Insights

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jul 18, 2013 • References: pixiescientific and psfk
Integrating tech with diapers, the Smart Diaper from Pixie Scientific analyzes urine to provide parents with data about their babies. The diapers use chemical patches and your smartphone to accurate gauge your baby's health. Smart Diapers were built to detect dehydration, urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunction and type 1 diabetes.

The Smart Diapers work by using a combination of QR codes and smartphone technology. Using an accompanying app, users can scan a used diaper in order to track the baby's health. The app lets you know if anything is wrong and conveniently tracks your baby's health history.

Pixie Scientific is currently raising funds for the intelligent diapers through Indiegogo. The startup is attempting to raise money in order to attain approval from the Food and Drug Administration.