High-Tech Pacifier Checks Baby's Fluids


Some Texas A&M students are out with a high-tech pacifier they say will save lives. It checks whether a child is dehydrated. Four students created the stuffed animal pacifier that uses saliva to measure a baby's dehydration level. The "Dehydratect" pacifier was introduced during the annual Aggies invent competition. 

The design team walked about with $5,000 first prize and a patent for the device is pending.

The World Health Organization says dehydration is deadly in children under age 5, killing 760,000 kids a year.

This invention intrigues me! Especially having a little girl. What can I do to help push the patent through?!

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