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Easily Track Your Baby's Health With Smart Diapers

Scientifically, there aren’t a lot of things that give your doctor more information than a urine sample. Obviously, if a urine test detects something amiss, then other, more invasive tests will be scheduled, but for an initial diagnosis, or at least to get you in the ballpark of what might be wrong, it’ll go an awfully long way.

Then you get into babies. They can’t tell you when something is wrong, all they can do is cry. And their crying could mean anything from “I’m lonely” to “I am in excruciating pain.” Eventually, you tend to learn most of your baby’s cries, but there is a definite learning curve, and it’s hard to know if you’re right all the time. Pixie Scientific has decided to address this problem with Smart Diapers. As your baby wets its diaper, the Smart Diaper tests the urine for changes, and also tracks those changes over time, to give you what could very well be an early alert to potential health issues. Each diaper has a QR code on it; simply scan the code and the associated app does all the work.

This is not meant to substitute for scheduled check-ups at the doctor, nor should you ignore your instincts if you feel something is wrong but the diaper says it isn’t. Rather, this is primarily intended to track three issues that are often difficult to observe in babies: urinary tract infection, prolonged dehydration, and developing kidney problems. Since the data is stored for a period of months, changes that could spell potential illness for your child but that might slip by you are tracked and brought to your attention. And since you only need to scan the QR code once a day, you don’t have to use the Smart Diaper every single time. I’d think putting one on just before the afternoon nap would be perfect, but you can obviously choose whatever works best for you.

Here’s the catch…this is a concept, currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. They’re not quite halfway to their funding goal with under two months left to go, so if you think this sounds like something you could use, head on over and make your pledge. You can contribute as little as $10 US, but you’ll have to promise at least $45.00 US to actually get some diapers.

Source: Technabob

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