SPOTLIGHT ON: DFREE
Millions of seniors and people with disability suffer from loss of bladder control, also known as incontinence. Incontinence affects seniors, individuals with disabilities, new mothers, youth and children. It is an issue that is very common and is sparsely discussed due to stress, embarrassment and humiliation. Incontinence occurs when the pelvic muscles are too weak and inactive. There are other causes of incontinence too, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.
At DFree®, it is our mission to empower people who face the challenge of incontinence to live with dignity and independence. DFree is the first wearable device for urinary incontinence to monitor bladder fullness and notify you when it’s time to go the bathroom. DFree is a non-invasive device that is placed on the lower abdomen and uses an ultrasound sensor to monitor the change in bladder size. The data collected is then analyzed using a patented algorithm to predict urination timing. DFree sends notifications to a smartphone or tablet used by the patient, nurse or caregiver, to inform when it is time to go to the bathroom.
Designed primarily for seniors and people with disabilities who suffer from loss of bladder control, the DFree device continuously monitors the bladder and sends timely notifications to your phone when the bladder is almost full, so you can plan bio-breaks ahead of time. This device will also significantly reduce the burden for caregivers who work with multiple patients simultaneously.
DFree was developed by Triple W and it is truly the first of its kind. There are currently no wearable devices that can be worn around the clock and help with monitoring your average time between bathroom visits and notify you with ample time to get to the bathroom on time.
There are two types of DFree devices on market - DFree® Personal is designed for use by individuals and family care providers. The device sends notifications to your phone or tablet to inform when you or your family member needs to go to the bathroom.
While DFree Professional is designed for use by hospitals, nursing homes and in-home care agencies. DFree Professional pairs with a base station to upload patient’s urination status to the cloud to enable remote monitoring by physicians, nurses and professional care providers. Triple W was founded in 2015 and has offices in Tokyo, Paris and San Diego.
NAFC visitors can receive 15% off a DFree Personal product when they use the code DFREEPROMO1 at checkout.