At 2019 CES Unveiled: DFree Introduces Its First Wearable
DFree, a Japanese-based company, has brought out the first wearable device that can detect urinary incontinence before it becomes a problem for seniors and people with bladder-control disabilities. DFree sensors use ultrasound to continuously monitor the wearer’s bladder size as it expands and contracts, learning what is normal for the wearer’s bladder capacity, and it will then predict and show via an app the timing for urination, sending a notification to the phone or tablet. It also keeps track of the wearer’s bathroom visits and of the average time between them. It is available for $499 and also on a rental basis, said company CEO Atsushi Nakanishi.