Now you can get a notification on your phone every time your child fills its diaper.
Verily, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has helped to create ‘Lumi by Pampers’ – the new, must-have gadget for under 1’s. The Lumi comes with two packs of diapers and two reusable detachable sensors and a WiFi-connected video monitor. When the sensors detect moisture from either a number one or number two, they send a notification automatically to the accompanying smartphone app. What’s more, the sensors will monitor things like sleeping patterns and the surrounding temperature and humidity of the child’s environment.
Both Proctor and Gamble (Pampers’ parent company) and Verily say the personal data will only be shared with parents. Aggregate data, meanwhile, will be used to improve the product. Naturally, privacy campaigners have pointed out that buying this product may not be the best thing parents can do for their kids.