In Brief

Pixie Scientific has developed a diaper that can detect possible infections, and transmit the information to a smartphone.

The current discussion around wearable tech and the quantified self is dominated by Google Glass, smart watches, and fitness trackers, but there is a new piece of wearable tech that could easily be used by millions. However, the target consumer this time around is not adults, or even dogs, but rather babies. Imagine if a simple, inexpensive device could instantly alert parents to any potential infections or conditions their child may have, taking away much of the worry and guesswork around raising a child.

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