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Taiwan Institute Develops 'Smart Diapers' for Adult Patients

Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 16 January 2013

A sensing and monitoring component has been embedded into the diaper so that when it becomes wet, it can send message to a cell phone or computer via wireless transmission said Chuang Wei-che, a research and development official at the ITRI.


"This will help to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections and dermatitis in adult patients," Chuang said.


It will also save caregivers the trouble of having to check regularly to see if diapers are wet, he added.


He said the ITRI has also developed a smart bed that can detect the movements of patients, whether they are turning, sitting up, close to the edge of the bed or getting out of bed.


The bed will send a message to the nurses’ station in hospitals or the cell phones of caregivers, Chuang said.


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