Press Release Summary:
Used in home healthcare and post-acute care monitoring market, Toilet Sensor can be paired with alarm system to detect when someone stands in front of or sits on toilet. This allows caregiver to monitor frequency of use as well as duration of each use. With accurate picture of patients’ routines, caregivers can catch onset of certain urological issues. Placed around neck of toilet, mat is constructed with water-resistant polyvinyl top layer and water-resistant, PVC-coated non-slip bottom layer.
Original Press Release:
Telehealth Sensors (THS) Introduces the Toilet Sensor
North Aurora, IL - Telehealth Sensors (THS) introduces the Toilet Sensor, a recent advancement in the home healthcare and post-acute care monitoring market. The Toilet Sensor can be paired with an alarm system to detect when someone stands in front of or sits on the toilet. Paired with an appropriate monitoring system, this allows a caregiver to monitor frequency of use as well as duration of each use. With an accurate picture of a patients’ routines, they will have the possibility of catching the onset of certain Urological issues before they manifest into large debilitating problems.
There are a few different types of sensors commercially available for measuring bathroom use, such as a toilet flush sensor that is installed in the tank of the toilet. However, the Telehealth sensor was developed to address three different issues we saw with these sensors: determining duration of use, detecting when a toilet is used without flushing, and the emergence of tank less toilets.
The Telehealth Toilet Sensor is a mat that is placed around the neck of the toilet and detects the presence of someone on or in front of the toilet. It is constructed from a durable water resistant polyvinyl top layer and a water resistant, PVC coated non-slip bottom layer. Both our sensor and the typical flush sensor detect the frequency of use, but only our sensor can also detect the duration of a toilet use. This additional information can give a caregiver a better idea of a person’s routine as well as any deviation away from this routine.
While flushing the toilet after every use is a habit by many people, it is also common to see and hear of situations in which a person may not flush. Some reasons may include water conservation or simply not wanting to disturb someone who is in the next room. Whatever the reason, sensors placed in the tank become less effective because they may miss some bathroom uses when the toilet is not flushed. Without a log of every bathroom use, you get an incomplete picture of a person’s daily activities and well-being.
Thirdly, with new construction of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, not all installed toilets have tanks that sensors can be installed in. These toilets rely on the water pressure of the building to provide the force necessary to flush the toilet. These toilets are commonly seen in public restrooms as well as commercial restrooms. The Telehealth Sensors Toilet Sensor can be used with any toilet or urinal, regardless of its flushing mechanism.
Finally, bathroom privacy is an issue that most, if not all, people are concerned with. Cameras and even motion sensors are frequently unwelcome in the bathroom due to privacy concerns. Therefore, Telehealth Sensors has worked hard to make the Toilet Sensor be a non-invasive sensor that still delivers useful and important data to caregivers who are concerned about the health and well-being of a patient or loved one.
THS also offers a variety of other innovative, customizable products for use in in-home monitoring systems, as well as in hospitals and for post-acute care. THS's products, including the Adaptive Bed Sensor, Chair Sensor, Incontinence Sensor, and Call-for-help button, are unobtrusive enough to ensure users' independence, but provide caregivers an elevated degree of security. Just as with the Incontinence Sensor, these sensors can work with wired and wireless systems and can be programmed to monitor incidents and/or activity during specific times of day or set up to provide continuous monitoring, depending on the customer's needs. Whether your company specializes in presence detection or fall-prevention, THS's inconspicuous products can be adapted to suit most systems.
Telehealth Sensors's products have been sold internationally but are designed, engineered and manufactured complete in the United States. Learn more about these products, including the Incontinence Sensor, at www.telehealthsensors.com.