22:26 05 May 2017
Korean startup Monit has developed a smart diaper sensor that sends alerts as soon as their baby’s diaper is soiled. The device can also be used to monitor air quality and temperature. What sets Monit apart from similar product is that it can be placed outside the diaper to work.
Monit sensor provides parents with solutions to their common problems including checking nappies without waking a sleeping baby and changing diapers in time to avoid skin irritation.
Founder Tony Park had the idea because one of his two daughters suffered from atopic dermatitis and must be in a dry diaper at all times. He submitted his idea to C-Lab and got enough funding to work on Monit for one year.
“I had trouble understanding my babies, because I didn’t know why they were crying, why they were yelling, why they didn’t sleep, so I really wanted to understand their behavior and their surroundings,” says Park.
Park also worked with Samsung Medical Center to design the Bebefit carrier’s adjustable hipseat that lets parents shift where their baby’s weight is centered throughout the day.
“Our idea is very simple but powerful. When you carry a briefcase, you can move it to your right hand and back again when you feel pain,” says Park. “Our hipseat lets you toggle the center of weight on your waist and between your waist and shoulders.”