As the aging population grows it has been found that 50% of nursing home residents in the US suffer from weak bladder control. Annual direct costs of weak bladder control in the US in long term care is 6.4 billion. (Steven Reinberg Webmd “Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC”) Caregivers checked residents every 2 hours to see if they need to change their briefs. Not being able to determine the exact time the residents were wet can be a health risk especially if left unchecked for several hours.
In order to detect the wetness, a wireless device system can be attached to the briefs to measure the moisture and transmit the data to a mobile device. Sensassure with the help of Evenset is building a cloud platform consisting of a web and mobile application that would measure the wettability of the briefs and send signals to a main server. The server processes the data and sends appropriate instruction to the mobile and web application. The application notifies the caregivers of the resident’s status whether the resident needs changing, checking, or if there is an error. The software can be set up for multiple facilities and contains a management portal. It also calculates caregivers response times to improve quality of care and encourage efficient services in nursing homes.