Deodorizer Makes Diaper Changing Less Stinky
A Japanese deodorizing device can make diaper changing less smelly.
CREDIT: DigInfo News
Tomorrow's hospitals may have robots turning patients over and changing patients' diapers, but even the metal ones may want deodorizer to make the procedure more pleasant. Japan has the answer with an activated-charcoal solution capable of instantaneously absorbing stinky diaper odors.
The "Nursecal" device resembles a tubby industrial vacuum with a bizarre lamp neck attachment that a human (or robot) nurse can move over the diaper-changing station. You can see the idea at work in this news video posted by DigInfo News.
Nursecal uses "mesopore charcoal" with large pores to absorb a wide array of odors. That system can last for three months when used 10 to 20 times per day.
The idea of an instant deodorizer sounds promising for hospitals and retirement homes, but Japan's ANDO industrial-academic group hopes to someday sell Nursecal to private homeowners as well. That could make more sense for Japan or Asian countries where more people still care directly for their parents, as opposed to the U.S. or other Western countries. [7 Futuristic Asian Gadgets You Can't Get in the United States]