Wireless technology is penetrating all sorts of aspects of our world and culture. According to MedCity News, Future Path Medical received FDA regulatory approval to market a urine bag with wireless capabilities. The tiny computer that attaches to the traditional bag measures the fill status and temperature of the fluids inside, and transmits that information via standard IP to any device that wants to receive it. Could be very convenient for caretakers not to have to check up on the status of the bag.
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.
Product page: Future Path Medical iBag…
(hat tip: MedCity News…)