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Diaper-Monitoring Devices

This High-Tech Diaper Can Measure and Track a Baby's Well-Being

— June 17, 2015 — Tech
A Taiwanese team has recently developed a high-tech diaper that is capable of monitoring a baby's temperature, posture and movement. The infant care innovation helps parents to rend to the well-being of their child, without relying on complex medical devices.

The machine is called the 'DiaperPie' and it was developed as part of the annual Intel IoT Roadshow. The device works by using Intel’s new computer module to collect data on a child's vital signs. The sensors in the high-tech diaper are connected to an accompanying smartphone app, which uses Bluetooth to send parents information about their baby's well-being. The device is highly sensitive and can record data related to a child's temperature, location, posture and whether or not there is moisture present.

While this kind of smart diaper may seem excessive, the device may prove to be a vital safety tool for parents. The posture detection capabilities of the device can help to indicate if a baby has turned their head, which helps parents ensure their baby is breathing properly.
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