SensCom has developed the incontinence sensor DignaCare, which warns of the need for care and changing. DignaCare is easily attached to the outside of any incontinence product and alerts care personnel via bluetooth. The alert levels are easily adapted to the resident’s specific needs and situation in order to optimize the benefits.
SensCom has also developed a management tool that can objectively measure the quality of care that residents receive. The quality system helps care personnel more easily manage to introduce routine changes that are needed to realize the gains made possible by technology.
The technology has been developed in collaboration with the care sector in Norway and actors such as SINTEF, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Nurses Association.
We are proud of the gains that the care sector has already documented:
Increased quality of life and dignity for the residents: Residents get, among other things, a better quality of sleep because there is no need to check whether the incontinence product needs to be changed at night. Overall, this results in a significant reduction in full and partial bed changes because care personnel are changed in time. Another significant benefit that DignaCare has documented is that the incontinence sensor prevents and reduces UTIs and ulcer/ulcer development in the intimate area.
Better working day for care personnel: DignaCare also facilitates a better working day for care personnel. The technology helps the employees to prioritize work tasks, reduce burdensome work tasks, provides better planning and coordination in the departments, in addition to reducing acting out behavior by some residents.
Better quality of care at a lower cost: DignaCare contributes to resource optimization in combination with the reduction of costs associated with the treatment of wounds and UTIs, as well as all work related to leakage in residents with incontinence.
We have also drawn up the Incontinence Promise, with i.a. professional input from the Norwegian Nurses’ Association (‘NSF’), to direct the spotlight on incontinence care and how to prevent ulcers, UTIs and leaks. In January 2023, NSF came out and recommended the use of a diaper sensor.
DignaCare is in commercial use at several institutions in Norway and we will start our first commercial contract abroad in February 2023. DignaCare notifications can be delivered on the notification surface that customers want.