With all the focus being on wearable tech these days, its hardly surprising that the latest device to enter the market will be a smart diaper. The University of Tokyo has developed a sensor that can be placed inside diapers and acted as a sort of “early warning system.” The sensor can detect things like wetness, temperature and press. Unfortunately, it will not be able to detect smell — that’s still up to us.
The smart diaper will enable caregivers to know if a baby or elderly person needs changing, without the need for them to unclothe them just to check. The device will be able to transmit data wireless, and it will charge wirelessly as well. It will hit the market as soon as its power consumption can be reduced.