Incontinence and bed exit alarm for smartphones

The new TEXIBLE Wisbi sensor pad detects wet beds and bed leaving. It is also capable of sending notifications to care givers’ smartphones as needed.

At Rehacare 2018, the bed manufacturer Hermann Bock GmbH (www.bock.net) will showcase an innovative care support solution that can be quickly and discreetly added to beds. The new TEXIBLE Wisbi sensor pad detects moisture and bed leaving. It is also capable of sending notifications to care givers’ and family members’ smartphones as needed. Healthcare equipment suppliers and specialised retailers can now order the pad exclusively from Hermann Bock GmbH.

“TEXIBLE Wisbi is part of our SMART Care family, which we are now expanding to include at-home care applications,” bock Managing Director Meinolf Köhn says, summing up the merits of the product. “The new sensor pad can be unpacked, plugged in and set up in less than 30 seconds.” TEXIBLE Wisbi uses Wi-Fi to connect to the care giver’s smartphone. The corresponding app is available for free for Android and will soon be released for Apple devices as well.

SMART Care protects people in need of care from health risks
 

For people in need of care, urinary incontinence is often both an emotional stress factor as well as a serious health risk that can lead to skin irritation and incontinence-related dermatitis, also known as diaper rash. TEXIBLE Wisibi gives care givers peace of mind that their loved ones are not lying in a wet bed and minimises the associated health risks. It also helps eliminate the need to change diapers and incontinence pads preventively, instead making it possible to wait until the need arises.

Even more serious for people in need of care are the risks associated with unaccompanied or accidental bed exiting. While wandering and elopement pose a well-known hazard in people with dementia, the dangers of unsupervised bed leaving can arise much earlier. Problems with balance while getting out of bed or disorientation can make trips to the toilet difficult. TEXIBLE Wisbi’s bed exit assistant provides help. The sensor pad is capable of alerting care givers immediately or after a certain amount of time that can be set individually, allowing persons who are still largely independent to keep making trips to the toilet on their own. In keeping with the SMART Care philosophy, the system then only informs care givers if the time spent out of bed lasts unusually long, allowing them to provide help quickly, if need be. As a result, TEXIBLE Wisbi gives people in need of care and care givers alike a greater sense of security and lets them get a better night’s rest.

Healthcare equipment suppliers and specialised retailers can now order the TEXIBLE Wisbi sensor pad exclusively from Hermann Bock GmbH. More information is available at www.bock.net/wisbi.

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