Pampers create a 'smart nappy' that alerts parents to a soiled diaper

Mail Online | 7/19/2019 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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Pampers has worked with Google's sister firm to release a 'smart nappy' that monitors babies' sleeping, eating and changing patterns amid growing concerns about privacy.

'Lumi' comes with two packs of nappies, two reusable detachable sensors and a WiFi-connected video monitor.

Sensors - Moisture - Child - Stool - Urine

The sensors detect any moisture in a child's nappy and, if stool or urine is found, send a notification automatically to the smartphone app of a parent or carer with the Lumi by Pampers app.

The app can also monitor sleeping patterns, how often parents are feeding their babies and the humidity and temperature of a child's bedroom. The data can be fed back into a smartphone no matter where in the world the user is.

Procter - Gamble - Parent - Firm - Pampers

Procter and Gamble, the parent firm of Pampers, has developed the product with Google's life sciences sister company Verily, the Financial Times reports.

Both companies say any personal data will be sent just to parents - and aggregate data will just be used to improve the product.

Privacy - Campaigners - Concerns - Amount - Information

But privacy campaigners have raised concerns about the increasing amount of information smart phones and connected devices are hoarding from our day-to-day lives.

The company has...
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