QR Codes on Your Diapers

While we’ve seen QR codes appear in a lot of different places, QR codes on diapers may be a first.

Pixie Scientific recently created a “Smart Diaper” that can test a baby’s urine. Parents are able to scan the QR code in order to receive information regarding their baby’s health.

When a baby pees in the diaper, test strips adjacent pick up the waste and can warn parents of any issues, such as urinary tract, dehydration, or risk of kidney problems. Parents simply need to scan a QR code, located on the back of a baby’s Smart Diaper, with their smartphones in order to see how their baby is doing.

The diaper will be tested at the University of California, San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital and will hopefully revolutionize parents’ ability to care for their children.