Case Study One - The sensor technology

Every innovative technology must be tested sufficiently before it can be sold. Especially if it wants to satisfy the demand to be tailor-made. From a specific customer problem to a solution: this is always our top priority.
For this reason, we put our system through its paces in several phases in various care facilities. The first test phase is dedicated to adjusting and adapting the sensor systems. Therefore we connect several sensor device prototypes and our specially developed base station to the call systems on the nursing beds. This gives us the following opportunities: the detection of incontinence episodes, movement patterns and a threshold value evaluation. The operation during the test phase is simple, uncomplicated and above all not time-consuming for the nursing staff. Just tailor-made from the beginning.

Case Study Two - The Usability

In addition to the function of the sensors, the design of the casing/attachement of the sensor devices as well as its haptics are significant factors.
From a development perspective, it is primarily important that the electronics function as desired – but the design of the sensor device’s shell is no less important.
In parallel with the adjustment of the electronics, we will therefore be testing different mounting options and design variants. The variants will be subjected to stress tests and various fluid tests (including disinfectant). Based on the feedback from the nursing staff, we can thus determine which variant best meets the user’s requirements. Only this way DigniSens can speak of a true tailor-made product: it has to meet the requirements of the patients, users and care institutions, and finally the legal requirements.

Case Study Three - Documentation & Monitoring

Real-time notification in case of events is not the only added value for users. In particular, the possibility of automatic documentation and the storage of acquired data/sensor alarms is of particular importance. The monitoring function, i.e. having all persons on the screen at the same time, is an integral part of the functionality. For this purpose, the third test phase is dedicated to the connection to documentation systems or the elaboration of the ideal access to it. The question of how a caregiver wishes to have the ideal user interface is essential part of this phase as well. Here, too, user-friendliness, overview and, above all, time savings play a special role.