New Device to Transform Lives of Bowel Disease Patients Launched

New Device to Transform Lives of Bowel Disease Patients Launched
British medical technology firm 11health has announced UK availability of what it claims is the first ever patient-developed medical technology device. The Ostom-i Alert is projected to help the roughly 20,000 people in the UK who have stoma surgery annually address conditions resulting from surgeries performed to address colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The Ostom-i Alert sensor is a discrete innovative device that alerts patients as to the fullness of their ostomy/stoma bags to help the wearer decide its time to empty them in plenty of time to prevent both fluid and solid leakage, enabling patients to avoid embarrassing situations when out, or in particular when asleep. Patients can also use the device to send output levels automatically to nurses and clinicians. The Ostom-i Alert is intended to help patients and their families, self-manage their Ostomy. It clips on to any ostomy bag and sends Bluetooth alerts to an app on an iOS or Android smartphone when the bag is getting full to a set point where the user wishes to be notified. The device also captures guidance information about volume of output over a time period and allows users to email that information automatically to nurses and clinicians. In addition, this data is stored safely on 11health's website, allowing user access it at any given time. Each device is single use only and last up to three months. The device allows hospitals to remotely monitor the patients through a shared Cloud based portal. This allows potential dehydration and blockage problems to be diagnosed earlier by clinicians, which could reduce both nursing time and hospital re-admission rates. Patien
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