Case Study: UroSense Wireless Urine Monitoring SystemMedical device design project that now provides real-time data to nurses and physicians
Intensive-care nurses spend more than 30 minutes of each shift on urine monitoring functions and handle various pieces of medical equipment that, at times, can get messy. Future Path Medical came to Nottingham Spirk with the medical product innovation challenge to develop a next-generation urine monitoring system that allows nurses to focus on patient needs rather than the tedious monitoring of urine functions.
The innovative UroSense wireless urine monitoring system our medical device design team designed is a disposable sensor-enabled urine container attached to a catheter. It replaces manual pouring and measuring with sensors that do the following:
- Read flow rate
- Read fill level and temperature
- Transmit that data wirelessly
The software enables a command center with a view of multiple beds, along with a history for all of the data collected. It also has programmable alerts that include temperature spikes, urine output, and critical replacement alarms.
Home healthcare systems are also available.