HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Do We Really Need an App for That?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Jennifer Campbell
User Rank
Gold
Re: Another Use
Jennifer Campbell   5/16/2013 10:06:25 AM
NO RATINGS
I think that is a very good point, Bob W, and one that I didn't think of.

Jennifer Campbell
User Rank
Gold
Re: Maybe
Jennifer Campbell   5/16/2013 10:09:23 AM
NO RATINGS
I know exactly what you mean, Chuck. One crying child is stressful enough without the phone ringing, something beeping or anything else that demands your immediate attention. When my daughter was a baby, she wore diapers that had a yellow line on them. That line changed color when her diaper was wet. As the months went by, I started to be able to tell when he diaper was dirty, simply by looking at it.

 

btwolfe
User Rank
Platinum
Where does the phone go?
btwolfe   5/16/2013 10:48:21 AM
NO RATINGS
So let me get this straight: you plug the moisture sensor into your phone, run the pee app, stick the sensor in the diaper and put the phone... where? Are diapers going to have a phone holster? Does my infant need a data plan for this? If my kid pees a lot, am I going to run the risk of going over my data plan limits?

Honestly though, I can see this concept being useful in hospital/daycare situations as others have suggested, but to need a phone for this is just a solution in search of a problem. There ought to be far simpler solutions that don't require connectivity to the internet and would cost considerably less. I think a simple mesh network with a centralized data collection system would be cheaper, simpler, and less expensive.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Intimate remote tracking
Rob Spiegel   5/16/2013 12:01:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Great idea for a commercial, Tekochip. From personal experience, I can testify these diapers really do work well.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Another Use
Charles Murray   5/16/2013 1:28:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Great idea, BobW. I think you're definitely onto something.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Probably not
Elizabeth M   5/16/2013 2:56:45 PM
NO RATINGS
kid-jensen, this is my sentiment about this invention as well!

jhmumford
User Rank
Gold
Re: Maybe
jhmumford   5/16/2013 2:59:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, it's a little creepy, but is it any creepier than executing a "crotch grab" on a toddler to check if the diaper is wet?  Before I had kids, the first time I saw a parent execute that move on a three-year-old, it kind of freaked me out a little.  Then I had kids of my own and realized it's actually a really practical way to check for wetness.  If done well, this sensor (basically just a bluetooth moisture sensor, I think) could be helpful, since in my experience the kid won't cry until long after the diaper is wet (after it starts to get cold or skin irritation begins).  Seriously, they seem to not be bothered at all by a wet diaper.  I guess it's the warmth.  By the time they cry, a rash has already set in, and I recall having to check early and often.  And getting peed on a few times.  For some reason kids find that extremely funny.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Probably not
Cadman-LT   5/16/2013 9:47:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth M and kid-jensen, I agree. Don't have kids if you aren't willing to do the work.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Probably not
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 4:41:43 PM
NO RATINGS
I would like to keep my personal life private. Not let my twitter thread broadcast what private things I am doing.

While the are at it, they should look into TweetToilet, TweetShower, and TweetTP. Why not let the world know... dawning of a new age!

C

Nuvation
User Rank
Iron
Of course we don't need it...
Nuvation   5/17/2013 5:39:18 PM
NO RATINGS
But we all know that new parents will buy ANYTHING! I bet the tweetPee would sell like hotcakes!

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing a previously reluctant process industry into the wireless fold. The ability to connect smart sensors to the Internet has spiked the demand for wireless devices in process manufacturing, according to the new study from ARC Advisory Group.
Enterprising Tesla Model S owner Steve Sasman seems to have figured out a way of recouping some of the cost on his car by renting the trunk out on AirBnB, the room/house rental website.
Everyone has had the experience of trying to scrape the last of the peanut butter or mayonnaise from the bottom of a glass jar without getting your hand sticky. Inventor Ron Jidmar thinks he has a solution to all of that nonsense with a flexible jar design that can be squeezed with one hand to lift contents from the bottom to the top of a jar or container, leaving the other hand free to scoop the contents out cleanly.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 26 - 30, IPv6 for Micros – Hands-On
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service