College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Benjamin Hawkins, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


In the past 3 decades, there has been a 60% increase of infants under the age of 2 who are considered obese [1]. The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Child Development Department wants to research parents feeding habits and the Smart Bottle tool was built to aid this effort in finding the relationship between infant obesity and parent feeding habits. The Smart Bottle is a baby bottle meter attached to the bottom of the bottle. The goal of this device is to analyze the state of the feeding the parent is currently at and measure the amount of food the baby has consumed. The most recent iteration of the Smart Bottle (V5) is fully functional and attachable to infant feeding bottles to collect feeding data stored via SD card. V5 also implements a Bluetooth module for wireless data transfer, however, it does not have a User Interface.

This project looks to build Smart Bottle (V6) which implements a wireless charging module integrated alongside a User Interface (UI). The wireless charging allows for a fully sealed enclosure reducing the risk of any electrical hazards whereas the UI allows for faster duplex communication. Wireless charging will be implemented through inductive charging, a wireless energy transfer that uses electromagnetic induction to generate power. This project allows for the Child Development researchers to have a convenient method of data extraction while also protecting the consumers.