Chosen from a pool of more than 400 submissions, the winners of the Innovation World Cup represent six difference categories: sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, safety & security, gaming & lifestyle, as well as the two special prizes Smart Clothing and Smart Jewelry.
The Carin line of incontinence underwear combines three components to help women control urine leakage. The first component is a microfiber fabric lining that is both absorbent and quick drying; the second is a discreet wearable sensor that measures the quantity of urine loss and sends the data to the third component, a companion app on a tablet or smartphone.
The app analyzes the pattern of incontinence in multiple ways. The sensor can detect the user’s movements, providing information on which kinds of activity cause urine loss. Additionally, through the app, the user can upload information on any drinks they may have, so the algorithm can assess their effect. Users can then make appropriate lifestyle changes to minimize the number of releases, and begin to understand which drinks and activities make them more prone to involuntary leakage. Through the smart underwear, women may eventually be able to retrain the pelvic floor muscles and regain control via biofeedback.
“Carin’s strength lies in the years of experience of our team of specialists,” said Valer Pop, managing director of LifeSense. “Carin is truly unique in that it allows women to continuously measure their progress and adjust their training program. With this product, I really hope to make a difference in our society.”