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Smartphone, Smart Home, Smart... Diapers?

Is this the "game-changer" for diaper changing? Probably not.


Scientists at Penn State University have created a "smart diaper" that can alert parents when it's time to change the baby. A built-in sensor will detect, well, what it's supposed to detect, and then parents can receive push notifications on their phone to let them know it's time to do their duty (hehehehe). The notification can also give parents a heads-up on just how dirty the diaper is.


The smart diapers aren't on sale yet, so for now you'll have to use your old-fashioned sensor: your nose.