Triple W announces the availability of DFree Professional, its urinary incontinence wearable device, designed for use by hospitals, senior care facilities, and in-home care agencies to help manage the care of patients with bladder control issues.
DFree Professional monitors the bladder via an ultrasound sensor and sends notifications to a caregiver’s smartphone or tablet when their patients need to go to the bathroom. The device pairs with a Wi-Fi base station to upload a patient’s urination status to the cloud to enable remote monitoring by physicians, nurses, and professional care providers.
“With DFree Professional, caregivers can monitor all their patients in real time in one place and prioritize assistance for an individual patient’s bathroom break needs,” says Atsushi Nakanishi, president and CEO for San Diego-based Triple W, in a media release. “With DFree Professional, it is no longer necessary to bring patients to the bathroom every two to three hours. Patients are also happier because they are no longer being taken to the bathroom when they don’t need to go.”
DFree Professional may be discreetly clipped to an individual’s belt or clothing while the non-invasive ultrasound sensor is secured to the lower abdomen with medical tape. The sensor uses ultrasound technology to monitor the change in bladder size and predicts urination timing using a patented algorithm.
DFree Professional connects to the Wi-Fi base station, which is placed in the resident/patient’s room. The base station uploads the bladder data to the cloud and enables remote access to the caregiver and physicians. Notifications are sent via the DFree Professional app—informing the caregiver on their smartphone or tablet when it’s time for each patient to go to the bathroom. Caregivers are able to monitor patients’ bladder activities on the same app. The caregiver sets the threshold of when they want to be notified for each individual’s bladder fullness level, such as when an individual’s bladder is 60%, 70%, or 80% full.
The DFree Professional transmitter device weighs approximately 2.5 ounces. The attached wireless ultrasound sensor weighs just over a half ounce and is approximately 2 x 1 x .5 inches. DFree Professional uses a USB cable for charging and has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. A battery charge lasts approximately 24 hours under normal usage and can be fully charged in 4 hours, the release explains.
DFree Professional includes a DFree device, USB charging cable, AC adapter, and two Wi-Fi base stations.
[Source(s): Triple W, PRWeb]