Yes, you heard it right. Pampers’s “connected care system” called Lumi helps track babies’ activity through a sensor that attaches to their smart diapers.
International Diaper company Pamper’s are going one step ahead with their Smart Diapers. Announcing this week, the company will be coming up with a line of ‘smart’ diapers called Lumi, that are said to be able to track ‘dirty diapers’.
Lumi includes an activity sensor that alerts parents via an app notification when a diaper is wet. Parents are also able to track the baby’s sleep and wake times.
It also allows them to manually track additional info, like when to feed the baby. The system comes with a video monitor as well that can be accessed through the app.
This concept is said to be part of the IoT ( Internet of Things) movement. The IoT allows consumers to track everything from who’s ringing their doorbell to how well they’re brushing their teeth.
However, this technology has raised privacy concerns as the baby data is now also stored on the internet.
“I do want to reiterate that we take privacy and security very seriously,” said a Lumi spokesperson, responding to the concerns.” Only Lumi by Pampers account holders with their valid credentials will be able to access their baby’s data on the Lumi app,” he added.
“Kids need to learn how to control and recognize what’s happening to their body,” says Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, president of the International Society for Infant Studies. “We don’t want our kids to grow up without knowing how to do this. Babies have a right to cry and let us know what’s going on,” she said.
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