Most women who have gone through pregnancy have suffered a level of incontinence. It is a general condition, that affects 1 in 3 people (both women and men) at some point in their lives. For the sufferers, this common dilemma can end up being quite expensive and difficult to treat effectively, until now. This is because Dutch wearable technology company LifeSense Group might have found a solution to help those suffering incontinence.
We recently stumbled upon this company and straightaway we liked how they were driven to empower people and revolutionise healthcare with wearable technology. Turning innovations into reality, they came up with Carin, a patented smart underwear that pairs with a wearable sensor and tracking app to create a tailored exercise program designed to eliminate leaks in a matter of weeks. “Carin is a perfect fit to achieve pelvic floor strength in any busy lifestyle”, states their website.
“Carin is a perfect fit to achieve pelvic floor strength in any busy lifestyle”
Carin’s three-part combination of smart textiles, Bluetooth sensor, and a tailored exercise program provides the key. Carin’s smart underwear absorbs as much as standard disposables without the bulk, mess or waste and helps you to pursue and track your progress while staying comfortable, dry, and active.
So how does it work exactly? Well, according to LifeSense, Carin helps you establish a daily pelvic floor exercise routine over the course of seven weeks. The program works with two essential elements: Weekly Measurement recorded by the app on your tablet or smartphone through a Bluetooth connection, providing a baseline for future measurements and Daily Exercise which provides a series of short exercise videos organised by week and specially designed to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and eliminate urine leaks.
With women covered, LifeSense has also come up with a product for men. Meet Wil, a multi-faceted solution for men suffering from stress urinary incontinence. The boxer briefs work by absorbing as much as disposables without the bulk, mess or waste. Made from fast drying smart textiles, the underwear has built-in sensors that work together with the app to track leakage data and create a personalised exercise program optimised for the wearer.
If you like the sound of this super intelligent underwear, then you will be happy to know that Carin comes in two styles and various of sizes. The Carin Protect basic is priced €25.00 and the Carin Protect lace style underwear is priced €42.50. For the men, Wil underwear comes only in black but is available in a variety of sizes XS to XL, priced €50.00.