The Enuresis sensor is a pad that is placed between the sheet and the mattress that will alert when moisture is detected in the bed.
Who is it for?
The enuresis sensor is ideal for those who are prone to incontinence during the night and for those epilepsy sufferers that suffer from incontinence before/during a non-shaking fit.
How does it work?
The enuresis sensor helps by ensuring that as soon as moisture is detected within the bed the alarm is raised, either to the carer through a carer pager or to the Emergency Response Centre through an alarm unit.
This ensures that the service user will not lie in the wet bed until the morning and negates the need for manual checks to be carried out on the sleeping individual, which is a labour-intensive for the carer and intrusive and unwelcome for the user.
There are three types of sensor available, dependant on the needs of the service user:
• Wipe clean Enuresis sensor – a thin, durable plastic sensor mat which is positioned between the mattress and the top sheet of the bed
• Cotton Enuresis Sensor – a cotton sheet that is placed under the bedsheet and machine washed at normal temperatures as required
• Absorbent Enuresis Sensor – This ‘intelligent’ absorbent sheet with breathable, waterproof back supports people with mild nocturnal incontinence. A small amount of fluid (300ml) is absorbed without disturbing the user, while a major episode (500ml) will trigger the alarm.