PSFK Picks: Top Five Health Innovations Of The Week
Wearable tech for babies and a new procedure for eye surgery using nanobots. The most innovative stories from the world of wellness.
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim bring you a snapshot of Five Innovative Ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include wearable tech for babies and a new procedure for eye surgery using magnet-controlled nanobots.
Diaper Alerts Parents To Babies’ Infections New York startup Pixie Scientific have developed Smart Diapers, a digital disposable diaper that analyzes a baby’s urine to check for health conditions. The smart diaper has a small patch on the front which contain reagents that have different chemical reactions with urine, interacting with the protein in the sample. Should the levels be abnormal, the color on the patches will change. At the end of each diaper use, a parent uses his or her smartphone to take a picture of the QR-like patch. The accompanying app then analyzes the patches to determine whether the baby has a UTI, if the kidneys are healthy, whether s/he is dehydrated, it can even detect Type 1 diabetes. The app will recommend whether the child needs to be taken in to see a physician, creating a simple and intuitive first line of defense for parents in monitoring the health of their children.