Pampers to launch smart nappy that tracks child's urine and sleep
The Lumi by Pampers nappies will track a child's urine (not bowel movements) and comes with an app that helps you "Track just about everything". The activity sensor that is placed on the nappy also tracks a baby's sleep.
Concerns over security and privacy have been raised, given baby monitors can be susceptible to hackers and any app that holds personal information could potentially expose that information.
Experts say the concept could be helpful to some parents but that there are some tradeoffs. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, president of the International Society for Infant Studies said "I'm sure there will be even more digital products to analyse babies in the future, but the best thing you can do it cuddle, build a relationship and look in their eyes and see what they are trying to tell us - not what we are trying to tell them," she said.
Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/19/tech/pampers-smart-diapers/index.html & https://www.pampers.com/lumibypampers?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1MXpBRDjARIsAHtdN-196Uzi4OVFCKYbhoj0acD5q5tpd0Bv0V8263uasWx5n5vwpc1qx7EaAkEMEALw_wcB
Author: Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business