Internet-Connected Smart Baby Onesie Won’t Change Diapers But It Still Sounds Interesting

Boss Meg witnessed the onesie in the wilds of CES.

Boss Meg witnessed the onesie in the wilds of CES.

While some of our Consumerist colleagues are out in the Wild West tackling CES, we here at HQ are getting some exciting dispatches about and photos of what’s going on. No flying cars or maids named Rosie to speak of (yet) but it sounds like everyone is into baby stuff this year. Specifically, a smart onesie.

Now even though it would be super useful to have an article of clothing that acts kind of like one of those automatic litter boxes — you know, it could use its special computerness to sense when a diaper needs changing and then do the dirty work for you — it seems the onesie from Intel is a bit simpler.

As our pals at Engadget explain, the Internet-connected onesie made by Rest Devices and Intel doesn’t set up your child’s first Facebook account or fill Amazon orders when you’re low on wipes, but instead acts mostly like a baby monitor would.

The two green stripes you can see on the photo of the toy baby above are respiratory sensors. That green knob thing? It’s a removable sensor that monitors a baby’s body position, activity level and skin temperature.

It all connects to an app on parents’ phones where you can keep an eye on what you’re baby is doing. So, like a baby monitor. But it’s a onesie and uses the Internet! Fascinating. Now get to work on my automatic diaper changing idea, electronics people.

Previously in onesies: “Onesie” Is A Trademarked Term, Even Though No One Cares

The internet of toddlers: Intel shows off a smart baby onesie [Engadget]

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  1. Xenotaku says:

    I’m kinda seeing this’s use less as a traditional baby monitor, and more as a) checking up on the baby while you’re out, and b) for people away from their families, to get a sense of “being there” while the baby is that young.