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Huggies TweetPee alert

May 8, 2013 at 7:05 by Martina Comments

In Brazil Huggies has launched the perfect gadget for geeky (and distracted) parents: TweetPee, a sensor + a Twitter-based alert that lets them know every time their baby needs to get changed.

I could only find the video in Portuguese, but I think it’s pretty self-explanatory: a sensor gets attached to the baby’s diaper, when it perceives an increase in humidity it sends a tweet out to the parent’s Twitter account to let them know the baby needs their attention.

The coolest part is that the tweet is also connected to a mobile app that keeps track of number of diapers used, so that parents can make sure they are always “in-stock”, and they can even order online the new packs whenever they are needed. Not sure how the device works when the baby needs to get changed for a “different” reason. I guess the old fashioned “nose-based” sensory alert still does the best job :)

Huggies TweetPee is definitely a cool, fun concept, but I’m not in love with the idea of an always connected baby, doesn’t sound very healthy to have a transmitting device attached to their lower belly… Am I extra cautious?

The agency is Ogilvy Brasil.

via Brainstorm9

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