Pee Powered Diaper Monitor System

by Ally

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There are far more people than just parents that have to worry about the changing of diapers.  There are the obvious ones within daycare and preschool.  Then there are those that work within hospitals that take care of young children as well as the elderly.  This diaper monitor system was developed for the elderly to make life easier on those caring for them.  However, there are plenty of other areas in which a device like this could easily be used.

The sensor kit is placed within the diaper.  Then in the presence of urine it causes a chemical reaction that can generate electricity.  It generates just enough to send a signal to a receiver unit.  The kit can transmit signals to the receiver as long as it’s within 3 meters.  This comes from a research laboratory at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University.  It was co-developed in collaboration with Seiko Epson.  Right now it’s still in the works, but hopefully it’ll be mass produced for hospitals soon.

Source: Crunchgear

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