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NOVEMBER 17 - 19, 2020
#hygienix20 @HygienixNow
Smart Diapers
Thursday, November 19
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Technologies for Smart Sensors in Absorbent Hygiene Products

A parent’s care for her baby is a powerful bond and source of worries about the baby’s wellbeing. Remote sensor technology of the 21st century allows immediate information about a baby diaper’s wetness, the location of the baby, even its health status. Various technologies from RFID to powered sensors have been developed and become commercially viable over the last 10-15 years. Of course, these systems are also applicable to adult incontinence products etc. This talk will give an overview of pro’s and con’s of various approaches and examples of currently commercialized products.

Key Topics:

•     General description of remote/smart sensing

•     Smart Sensors: words and meaning (short dictionary)

•     Possible approaches for disposable absorbent hygiene products

•     Overview of Pros and Cons of the approaches (per relevant criteria)

•     Examples of current products in markets in America, Asia, Europe & Australia) 


» Olaf Isele, Ph.D.

Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC


Seasoned and innovative nonwovens expert, Olaf worked in Procter & Gamble R&D on Baby- and Fem-Care material development as well as on substrate development in other business units and with corporate R&D. Retired after 24 years at P&G as Research Fellow in early 2018. Practiced and developed effective approach to Open Innovation through the supply stream working on novel fiber/nonwoven technologies across multiple platforms. Expertise and special interest in functional nonwovens, sustainability, softness and mathematical, first principles modeling. Presently independent consultant as well as working as specialist on projects for YourEncore client companies.

Lives in Cincinnati OH with his wife Wanda and his two sons, Erik and Karl.