Warning system for incontinence

Warning system for incontinence

Results course “Embedded Systems”
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Care and protection of the skin are enormously important for bedridden and incontinent people. Certain ingredients in the urine can affect the skin and cause damage. Therefore prolonged contact with urine or wet bed linen has to be avoided. The responsible caregiver for the bedridden person has to carry out regular checks, which is difficult as usually several people have to be cared for at the same time.

This project was started in order to solve this problem. The incontinent person lies on an intelligent bed pad which sensitively reacts to moisture. The bed pad consists of a commercial incontinence pad that does not leak any liquid, so the sheets stay dry. A homemade sensor, placed on the pad, serves to monitor moisture by a connected microcontroller system. The microcontroller system notifies the caregiver of a too high humidity value via an Android smartphone with Wi-Fi connection . Additionally the status of the bed pad can be read directly via LEDs on the microcontroller system housing. This ensures the fastest possible help for the incontinent person.

This wiki entry serves to give everyone the technical background of the project understandabley and to enable the replica. All files created for the project have been published on GitHub under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

More details about the project can be found in the wiki of the HRW FabLab: http://hrw-fablab.de/wiki/index.php?title=Fr%C3%BChwarnsystem_f%C3%BCr_Inkontinenz

“Embedded Systems” was developed as part of the Emscher-Lippe-hoch-4 project.
On the project website of Emscher-Lippe-hoch-4 you will find more detailed information about the project as well as an overview of all results from “Embedded Systems”:


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