pampers launches 'lumi' smart diapers that track baby pee

pampers launches 'lumi' smart diapers that track baby pee

google’s sister company verily has partnered with US consumer goods giant procter & gamble (P&G) to sell ‘smart diapers‘ that monitor baby’s sleeping patterns and track their pee. the new product, called lumi, will be sold by pampers and comprises an all-in-one connected system that includes two activity sensors for diapers, a logitech camera that works as a wi-fi monitor and an app to record all the data.

google's sister company launches smart diapers that track baby pee pampers

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each activity sensor attaches easily to a velcro-like patch on the bottom of each lumi smart diaper and has a battery life of about three months. lumi will be sold by the P&G-owned brand pampers and builds on the company’s swaddler line, using each sensor to detect how soaked the blue wetness strip is outside of the diaper.

google's sister company launches smart diapers that track baby pee pampers



the sensor then sends all information the the accompanying app where parents can chart feeding times and milestones to better understand how their child’s routines are changing over time. meanwhile, the logitech camera – which features a high-definition, wide-angle monitor – includes night vision and two-way audio so that parents can keep an eye on their little one. it also tracks room temperature and humidity.

google's sister company launches smart diapers that track baby pee pampers



lumi smart diapers will be available in the US from this autumn and could be launched in the UK soon afterwards. pampers recommends that the sensors be used for newborn to 12-month-old babies. there is no word on price just yet but pampers says it will lineup with current models.


project info


company: pampers, proctor and gamble

name: lumi

price: unknown

release: fall 2019

  • Another electronic ( and wasteful) block between parent/ child bonding .

    Francesca Walton
  • Sensors on an infant emit radiation affects DNA, neurological damage, potential for development delays, and toxic waste to the ecological system.

  • Great idea, until the baby chokes on the sensor.

    Tony D Andrew
  • Wow, it’s because of frivolous and unnecessary products like this that the planet is doomed

  • Stupidest and most dangerous invention yet. Get radiation to a newborn within seconds of it being born. Give its parents another reason to be on a phone and not “connecting” (the original way”) with their child. And I 100% agree with the environmental impact. Horrible!!!

    Jennifer B
  • How about “Pampers launches biodegradable diapers”? How about we check everyone on this site and rate their innovation based on how it will benefit the environment? Isn’t it about time ‘designers’ put the environment first?

    Shane Luskie
  • And you can recycle these where?

    Chris P
  • What is the point of the diaper sensor? Unless your child has a medical issue where they need a wet diaper changed immediately, babies will usually let you know when they’re ready for a change. Most pediatricians advise you don’t go in and wake up the baby to change a wet diaper overnight unless the baby is fussing.


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