Triple W is now accepting preorders for the DFree device, which is designed to predict and notify elderly and disabled people with incontinence the right timing to use the bathroom.
The company suggests that use of the device could result in less worry about accidents and reduced use of diapers among those with incontinence, according to a media release from Triple W.
The DFree features a sensor that is secured to the lower abdomen using medical tape and uses ultrasound to monitor the change in bladder size. The notification is then sent to a smartphone or tablet used by the patient or caregiver to inform them when it is necessary to go to the bathroom.
The DFree application can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. An Android app will be released in September 2018.
“Our goal is to help millions of people suffering from incontinence so that they can continue to live actively without worrying about having accidents,” says Atsushi Nakanishi, president and CEO of Triple W, which has offices in Tokyo, Paris, and San Diego.
To place a preorder, visit the DFree website. It will begin shipping in mid-August, according to the company.
[Source(s): Triple W, PR Newswire]