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Smart diapers could be a game changer in hygiene industry

January 29, 2018
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As a manufacturer of a micro disposable hook fastener for baby and adult incontinence diapers, YKK is concerned with providing a hook fastener that is gentle to the skin. A common problem that parents and caretakers in nursing homes have is knowing when a diaper needs to be changed.

If left unchanged, a diaper can cause skin problems including diaper rash. According to the following article, the development of smart diapers could address the issue of knowing when a diaper needs to be changed.

Wearable Technology: The Next Big Thing in Hygiene?

In the last couple of years, the hygiene market has seen a spate of new products for adult and baby diapers that feature wearable sensor technology. These technologies alert caretakers of when a diaper needs to be changed, which can help prevent skin issues for the wearer, and even ultimately save time and money for healthcare institutions.

The article goes on to say…

“In the last couple of years, the hygiene market has seen a spate of new products for adult and baby diapers that feature wearable sensor technology. These technologies alert caretakers of when a diaper needs to be changed, which can help prevent skin issues for the wearer, and even ultimately save time and money for healthcare institutions.”

Diaper expert and consultant, Carlos Richer, also gives his thoughts on this product in the article by stating, “I am convinced that wearable/sensor technology is going to be disruptive because it provides new functionalities that diapers never had before. Maybe today it is a bit hard to imagine, but this technology will prove critical not only for helping care takers provide better incontinence management, but the technology will also help improve the quality of life and the skin health of those patients that use it, including babies.”

Commenting on the Smart diapers, Keith Glaser, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Business Development Senior Manager for Textile & Plastic Products, states, “YKK’s POWERHOOK® SureFit® C10 hook fastener is an excellent option for sensor attachment. Whether it be for baby or incontinence diapers, this product functions and attaches well to both the sensors and the non-woven materials in the diaper.

For more information on YKK’s POWERHOOK® SureFit® C10 hook fastener used for diapers, click here.

http://ykknorthamerica.com/product/powerhook-surefit-c10/