Triple W, an innovator of connected health devices, is a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for DFree, the first health tech wearable device for incontinence that monitors how full the bladder is and notifies the wearer when it’s time to go to the bathroom.
After a soft launch in October, DFree is on display at the big tech show in Las Vegas, and the startup behind it is offering the relatively expensive $500 sensor for rent if customers want to try it out for $40 a month. The rental program is only available to customers in the continental US, but DFree can be shipped anywhere.
The sensor itself uses two connected pieces and ultrasound to sense the changing size of the wearer's bladder. Once it reaches a customizable threshold, the wearer get a push notification alerting him or her to head to the bathroom. The notification can also be sent to your loved ones if they need to help. Triple W even offers the system at a professional scale so multiple sensors can communicate with a single base station that can be monitored by nurses at a hospital or elder care facility.
DFree is a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the “Fitness, Sports and Biotech” category which includes products designed to test, monitor or analyze the health, well being, fitness and/or medical condition of an individual or provide therapeutic benefit. With DFree, seniors, children and disabled people with bladder control issues have a convenient and cost-effective alternative to disposable diapers or pads and medications. DFree gives them freedom to live an active lifestyle with peace of mind from accidents.
“We just launched DFree in the U.S. market and are excited to be recognized so soon by such a prominent showcase of consumer tech like CES,” said Atsushi Nakanishi, President and CEO for Triple W. “DFree’s new and life-changing approach for the challenge of managing urinary incontinence gives consumers the opportunity to engage fully in an active lifestyle.”