The D Free device

Hi everyone,

How are you? Are you looking forward to the weekend ahead? I am. Here is a link to a story about a device currently being developed in Japan to help detect “movement”:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/poo-app-save-users-from-embarrassing-accidents/7369562

It looks discreet from the photos and its description of looking like a small cake of soap, made from plastic, and be worn under clothing. It doesn’t appear to be aimed for children with Fecal Incontinence (Encopresis or Chronic Constipation), but aimed at the ageing population.

The D Free device (refer to article)
The D Free device

The article mentions the ability of sending a text message to the recipient of the need to go to the toilet and preventing accidents. What happens if, hypothetically,  you don’t have any movement in 10 days or more because of being blocked up (in my personal experience), and your phone battery is flat? Something to think about. I am aware it is in the prototype development stage at this point in time.

What are YOUR thoughts on this device? Share them in the comments below.

Take care everyone and enjoy your weekend.

Dimity

4 thoughts on “The D Free device

  1. Sandi Miller 03/05/2016 / 2:50 am

    I personally do not see how this would work as we all know with encopris you leak continually.

    • naturegirl015 03/05/2016 / 2:53 am

      That’s true. I personally don’t think it would work for Encopresis either, and mentioned that in the post. Thank you Sandi for your comment.

  2. Gerard 29/04/2016 / 6:31 pm

    Hi Dimity

    That’s really interesting and sounds as if it could be useful for some situations. I am not sure if it would work in my situation though as in my case the problem is that my lower bowel does not empty completely so there is continual leakage of small amounts – but maybe technology will develop and the product will become more refined to detect this sort of thing?

    Great idea, though! (and probably affordable)

    With kind regards
    Gerard

    • naturegirl015 29/04/2016 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you Gerard for your feedback on this article, and thoughts on the future.

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