iBag Urine Bag Tweets When Full
The iBag is the latest in smart urine bags. Created by Future Path Medical, this device has received FDA regulatory approval for its wireless capabilities.
(iBag urine bag tweets when full)
iBag™ combines a low-cost fluid sensor with an optional thermistor-based catheter, software and wireless communications providing urine monitoring.
In addition, iBag™ will contribute to reduced urine spills and potentially with caregiver assistance – no urine backup in the patient. The intelligent design in iBag™ also provides an early warning of bladder temperature increase that can serve as an early indicator for infections.
Future Path Medical’s iBag™ was invented to increase both patient and caregiver confidence and independence. iBag™ promises to revolutionize urine monitoring and management in the home.
Fans of the Golden Age of science fiction may recall David Keller's classic 1928 short story Psychophonic Nurse, which features an electric diaper that notifies caregivers that the diaper is full of urine:
"...suppose the baby gets wet between times? Suppose it starts to cry?"
"I've thought of that, too. In every diaper there is a fine copper wire. When that becomes wet a delicate current is sent - you understand I mean an electrical current, not a watery one...".
From Future Path Medical via MedGadget.
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