Smart Diaper with QR code

Smart diaper
A screen shot from Pixie Scientific’s Web site, showing its diapers and accompanying smartphone app that can transmit certain health information to a physician. Source:

Pixie Scientific has created a “Smart Diaper” that tests a baby’s urine. Parents can then scan the QR code on the diaper and receive information about their child’s health.

The device claims to track changes in a baby’s urine, potentially showing signs of a urinary tract infection, prolonged dehydration, or risk for kidney problems. When a baby pees, test strips surrounding the QR code will pick up the waste and start the testing process.

Parents are asked to scan the QR code located on the back of the Smart Diaper once a day with their smartphones. The app’s algorithms will instantly analyze the contents, according to the makers. Scanning the diaper daily can provide a picture of any changes that may signal health problems, claims Pixie Scientific.

“By taking useful data from a wet Smart Diaper, we make use of something that would normally be thrown directly into the trash,” reads the company’s Web site. “Smart Diapers alert you to certain conditions that require immediate attention and also track your child’s health for months or years, automatically looking for emerging trends.

Urinary tract infections affect about 3 percent of U.S. children every year, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases, accounting for more than 1 million visits to pediatricians annually.

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What sort of strange things they find out to do whit diapers. But it seems to give you good information about your babys healths and that is something good.  Wounder how something like this should work on adult diapers? Maybe we are going to see something like this one day.