It was bound to happen: A smart diaper comes to the market.
On Thursday, Pampers introduced the Lumi, a web-powered bleeding system that can record and transfer data on a baby's activities to a smartphone. The product can tell you how long the baby has slept and when the diaper needs to change, including whether it has become wet or very wet.
The diapers themselves are disposable. However, each can be equipped with Lumi's attachable activity sensor. The baby's data is then transferred to an app, which you can download to an iOS or Android smartphone.
Through the app you can also track when the diaper was last modified, how long the baby was awake and when the newborn has been fed. The same app will offer personalized content and child-friendly tips from Pampers experts.
Unfortunately, the system has limitations. It's just a trace when a baby has peed, not pooped. You also need to switch the activity sensors every three months and purchase the specific Lumi diapers from Pampers to keep the system in use.
However, Lumi is not just a smart diaper. It comes with an added benefit in the form of a baby screen camera, which can record 1
"Combining a video monitor with activity sensor, Lumi helps parents blend real-time data with their intuition seamlessly and gives insight tailored to their unique baby," the company said on the product's website.
Pampers built the smart diaper system using Logitech and Alphabet's health-focused company Verily. There is no word on price, but interested customers can sign up to be on the product's waiting list.
Although Lumi may seem a little unnecessarily Pampers is not the only player in smart diaper space. Huggies has also released its own product for the Korean market.