Korean startup Monit wants to turn push notifications into poo notifications. The company has debuted their smart diaper monitor at CES 2019.
Aiming to replace the “sniff test” for good, this (reusable) wearable sensor attaches to the outside of a baby’s diaper. Once there, it promises to accurately detect the presence of urine or poop in the diaper, and send an alert to parents or caregivers. Ah, technology: you’ve done it again!
The idea behind the smart diaper is to reduce the baby’s diaper rash and other conditions by alerting you to the need to change a diaper more rapidly. The monitor also allows tracking of a baby’s toilet habits over time, which can be useful for making sure the child is drinking and eating enough. It can also monitor the baby’s surroundings, including humidity and temperature.
MONIT’s smart baby monitor is comprised of a diaper monitor, air quality measurement hub, and exclusive mobile app and is capable of monitoring the state of a baby’s diaper, the humidity and temperature of the baby’s surroundings, and VOC gas. It can ascertain the baby’s condition as well as the characteristics of his/her surroundings using a non-confining method that does not require contact with the baby’s skin, thus helping prevent various diaper-related problems and issues that arise due to environmental conditions that are not conducive to the baby’s health. The monitor also reduces the stress levels of the parents, because it partially frees them from having to constantly worry about their baby. The exclusive app for the monitor can be installed and operated on up to five devices simultaneously, making childcare more of a team effort.
Monit’s smart diaper launched in Korea and Japan in 2018. It will launch in the United State in April 2019 via a deal with Kimberly Clark’s Huggies brand of diapers.
Founded in April 2017, MONIT is a startup that began at Samsung Electronics’ C-Lab. MONIT’s goal is to utilize IT to improve our understanding and care of babies.
For more information, visit the Monit website.