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The Internet of Things, they said. And made diapers ...

Technology every year more and more penetrate intoour daily life. The Internet of Things is evolving. Today, no one will be surprised by smart door locks, video cameras, air conditioners and lamps capable of collecting information about the state of the environment in the house or the presence of a stranger in the room and transmitting it to the mobile devices of the owner. Using the same smartphones, all these things can be remotely controlled. Yielding to the universal trend, the manufacturers of diapers decided to hit the Internet of things.

Why do we need smart diapers?

Pampers introduced a singleLumi platform, which included two sets of diapers for 10 days, two activity sensors that are attached to the diaper, a baby monitor, and a specialized mobile application.

It should be noted that in the production of smartdiaper pampers was not the first. Last year, its main competitor, Huggies, introduced Monit diapers, which included Bluetooth sensors. The device monitors whether it is time to change the diaper, and then informs the parent of this by sending a text message to his phone.

Diapers Huggies and Monit Sensor

However, the novelty from Pampers has more functionality.

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The basis of Lumi lay diapers Pampers PremiumCare, equipped with a strip-indicator, which changes color, indicating that it is time to change. In turn, Lumi sensors collect not only this information, but also monitor the child's activity in a dream. Do not have to constantly go and check yourself.

The camera in the kit helps in this matter. It was developed in collaboration with Logitech and is an advanced version of the Cirlce 2 wide-angle smart full-HD camera. It is additionally equipped with a temperature and humidity sensor.

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With the camera for the child will bewatch from anywhere. In addition, it serves as a transmitting device: it collects information from the sensor on the diaper and sends it to a special mobile application. The latter collects all the data about the child: his activity during the day, how many hours he slept, what time he slept, how many times he was fed, how often the diapers changed per day, and so on. An analysis of this information by a pediatrician will allow the child to choose a more optimal daily routine and, in general, to understand whether his development is right.

What are the disadvantages?

Pampers has not yet disclosed the prices of special diapers or starter kit. But it promises that the novelty will go on sale this fall.

In words, everything looks quite interesting. But the Pampers Lumi has a number of "features." First, Lumi sensors require special diapers Pampers, which have larger indicators of moisture. You can buy them separately, without sensors. Secondly, the sensors can not check whether the child went "big". Parents will have to find out in the most reliable and proven way - with their nose. Thirdly, the maximum size of such diapers is 4.

In addition, there are issues with security. Data privacy activists have already raised the alarm. In their opinion, parents may find this new system convenient, but they do not realize the serious risks to their privacy. By the way, today, hackers can hack almost anything. Even pacemakers.

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