Dignisen is a moisture sensor for continence pads, which signals when they need
changing. Pads can then be changed far quicker, reducing patient discomfort and helping to
avoid severe infections and pressure ulcers.
Unnecessary and invasive continence checks and changes are also avoided, improving patient quality of life.
Dignisen was designed for people with severe urinary incontinence, whether they live independently or in a nursing home. Most people with urinary incontinence are elderly or dependent.
Signals are sent via a key-ring to care agencies or families. This allows them to provide more accurate and timely visits to individuals at home. Tailoring care patterns to individual needs will help elderly incontinent people live independently at home for longer.
Warning signals are sent to a centralised display screen that carers monitor. This
allows carers to change wet pads quicker and avoid unnecessary continence checks and
This optimises time and financial resources and enables higher levels of personalised care to be provided.
We are planning clinical studies to demonstrate how Dignisen will benefit elderly care wards within the NHS.
We stand for restoring dignity and improving quality of life for those affected by incontinence. We designed Dignisen after caring for an incontinent relative and realising there wasn’t an effective solution. We aim to improve continence care globally and to break the taboo around incontinence.