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Automated Diaper Changer

This product automatically changes a baby's diaper.

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Updates: How has your idea changed or evolved throughout the Prize? What updates have you made to this submission? (1500 characters)

This idea is still in the process of developing. Because of this, we were not able to evolve the idea more.

Name or Organization

Rahul Menta


Normal, Illinois

What is your stage of development?

  • New Innovator, with less than one year of experience in ECD


  • Individual

What is the stage of your proposal?

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Describe your submission in one clear sentence

This product is an automated diaper changer for parents who have very young children. This changes a baby's diaper in a sanitary way.

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (600 characters)

This is something that is not in the market. Parents do not have to do anything in the diaper changing process. They can just set the baby in the machine and it will change the diaper and dispose of it properly.

Select an Innovation Target

  • Technology-enabled: Existing approach is more effective or scalable with the addition of technology

Tell us more about your innovation (1500 characters)

It has multiple steps in the process.

What problem are you aiming to solve? (3 sentences)

Parents do not have change the diaper. The process is completed in a more sanitary way.

Explain your idea (5000 characters)

This is a diaper changer that will eliminate the need for parents to change the diapers themselves. This product will create a quicker and more sanitary way of changing diapers.

Who benefits? (1500 characters)

Ultimately both the parents and children benefit. The parents do not have to do the dirty work. This machine will provide a more sanitary way of changing diapers. This could reduce infections and rashes in babies.

What kind of impact will your idea have? (1500 characters)

I believe that it will cause a positive impact. This product will exponentially reduce the number of infections and rashes that babies get.

How does or how could your idea impact low-income children? (1500 characters)

This can give low-income children a better standard of living.

Innovation: What makes your concept innovative? (1500 characters)

This really has not been done before. It can really play a huge role in people's lives.

Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of end-users. (1500 characters)

We would have to advertise to get a large number of consumers.

Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (3000 characters)

I am still in the process of making the idea. The biggest thing we can do to push this idea is conduct surveys to see who would use the product.

Business Viability: How viable is your business model? (1500 characters)

Diaper changing is a normal event, so we are addressing a huge population.

HCD: How have you used human centered design to build or refine your concept? (1500 characters)

We can come up with a way of using reusable diapers.

Tell us more about you (3000 characters)

People seem to not enjoy the process of diaper changing. In addition, babies can get rashes and infections when they do not get changed properly.

Do you have the people and partners you need to do what you’ve described? (500 characters)

Yes, I first need a team that will help me design the product. Then I will need a marketing team to get the name out.

As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (1800 characters)

I would need help from doctors to understand what the safest ways of changing a diaper are.

Would you like mentoring support? [Relevant only for Early Submission Deadline]

  • No

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with Gary Community Investments?

  • Yes, share my contact information

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Good luck ! It sounds like something parents will really like to have :)