People who experience urinary incontinence often rely on disposable briefs or washable underwear for protection. However, Jean Rintoul, CEO of startup Lir Scientific, is offering another method: Brightly, a wearable device that senses bladder expansion and alerts when it’s time to use the bathroom.
Equipped with non-invasive biosensors, Brightly resembles a belt and is worn around the user’s abdomen. When the bladder fills up, the device uses Bluetooth to send a reminder – a choice of sound or vibration – to the wearer’s smartphone to use the bathroom. The device has a swappable battery for long-time use.
The NEW Swimmates Disposable Adult Swim Diaper is here, just in time for summer! From the makers of Tranquility, this disposable swimwear is designed to contain fecal, or bowel, incontinence. With this swim diaper, there’s no need to avoid beach trips or pool parties!
Designed for aqua therapy, water aerobics, or plain pool fun, the Swimmates Diaper is worn underneath a bathing suit and won’t swell up or break apart in the water. The incontinence swimwear features the familiar blue moisture-proof barrier and Kufguards leg barriers that can be found in other Tranquility products. Swimmates is a pull-up brief with a full-rise waist panel and stretchy sides that can be ripped open for easy removal and disposal.
Attends has recently redesigned its Extra XXL Protective Underwear (#AP0750) to create a more absorbent underwear with better coverage and protection. The new product is now called Attends Bariatric Underwear (#AU50) and fits waist sizes 68” to 80”.
This bariatric disposable pull up underwear features an improved absorbent core that is longer and wider than before, providing everyday incontinence protection for larger sized men and women. Two layers – an acquisition layer and a super absorbent polymer – work together to direct fluids into the core and pull it away from the user’s skin. This not only helps keep skin dry and prevent diaper rashes, but also controls odor.
This post is for those who are new to wearing incontinence briefs – whether you’re caring for someone with bladder problems or are experiencing the condition yourself.
Putting on and changing an adult diaper can be tricky, especially if you’ve never had practice before. The process is similar to changing a baby’s diaper. To make matters easier, Abena has created three visuals depicting how to change a loved one’s diaper while they’re lying down or in an upright position, as well as how to change your own brief while standing. This is a great resource as most instructions on changing an adult diaper don’t come with graphics.
These visuals describe how to put on an Abena Abri-Form Brief, which is one of the most absorbent diapers we carry. However, these instructions can be applied to all other brands of adult diapers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that they have approved the marketing of the Eclipse System, a tool used to treat fecal incontinence (FI) in adult women aged 18 to 75 years old.
Manufactured by Pelvalon, Inc., the Eclipse System is designed to treat women who have had four or more FI episodes, or accidents, in two weeks. The device is a balloon that is inflated within the vagina (same area where a tampon is inserted) and exerts pressure on the rectum to keep stool from involuntarily escaping. The vaginal insert is first inserted by a trained clinician and can then be controlled and removed by the user.