LifeSense Group is introducing Wil and Carin smart underwear in Singapore as part of a study assessing the efficacy of an app-based programme for patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence. The study will be conducted at the National University Hospital (NUH) and led by Associate Professor Tiong Ho Yee (Senior Consultant, Department of Urology) and Dr Fiona Wu (Associate Consultant, Department of Urology). They will review the effects of the Carin and Wil programmes and the extent to which patients who practise pelvic floor exercise (PFE) for 10 minutes daily will show improvements in cure rate and symptoms.
Carin and Wil are the only wearable, non-invasive pelvic floor trainers designed specifically to empower women and men to regain control of their bodies while improving their pelvic health in the privacy of their homes. The three-part combination of smart textiles, Bluetooth sensor, and a tailored exercise programme provides users with the tools they need to strengthen their pelvic floor and regain bladder control. The small sensor fits discreetly inside the underwear where it detects and records leaks in real time. The accompanying app provides motivation while also allowing patients to view and share their data with their health provider, track their progress, and follow simple steps to improve bladder control.
“Pelvic floor exercise (PFE) is a conservative treatment for mild to moderate stress incontinent patients. However, many patients fail to practise it regularly, leading to minimal improvement of their condition. We look forward to see how this new technology can help these patients improve their condition,” says Dr Wu.