Smart Wearable Device for Nocturnal Enuresis

Kuru, Kaya orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-4279-4166, Watkinson, Benjamin Jon, Ansell, Darren orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2818-3315, Hughes, Dave, Jones, Martin, Caswell, Noreen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-6832-6822, Leather, Peter, Bennett, Kina, Sugden, Paula et al (2024) Smart Wearable Device for Nocturnal Enuresis. In: 2023 IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Data Science and Engineering in Healthcare, Medicine and Biology, Dec 7-9, 2023, Malta.

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This research was designed to evaluate if it is viable to awaken children with urinary incontinence at the pre-void phase using a smart wearable device and enable them to control incontinence with fine-tuned individual parameters determined by the device intelligently. To address this research question, a miniaturised wearable smart device was built in this multidisciplinary research to monitor the non-linear behaviours of the bladder during its expansion with urine intake. The device, with its customisable abilities, sets an individual alarm point to awaken the child with incontinence before voiding. Safety parameters, aesthetics and ergonomic use of the device were investigated through hospital trials with children and the device was improved based on the obtained feedback from these trials.Clinical Relevance: The device will help children learn how to control their incontinence over time.

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