"The “Smart Bed” of Lasa won the 2017 Natural Fibrenamics Green Awards, this award was included in the 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers program. This event was organized by Fibrenamics from the University of Minho and it’s running until tomorrow in Braga.
Lasa presented a small crib in which the sheets, made with cotton fibers, had the ability to sensitize the liquids that fell on them.
Practically speaking, these sheets warn the parents through a computer application which can be uploaded in any electronic device (for instance, the mobile phone) that the child has urinated on the sheets.
This was the real life situation that was presented in the contest. But obviously these sheets with the ability to sensitize liquids can have multiple applications.
The winner of the Natural Fibrenamics Green Awards of 2017 was announced today by Professor Raul Fangueiro, coordinator of Fibrenamics, in an event that gathers investigators from all over the world.
The prize, to which 14 projects competed, is a kind of cherry on top of the cake of this international conference."
Jornal T - 22 / 06 / 2017, "Fibras Naturais", Raposo Antunes