NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixie Pads will help incontinent adults, including Alzheimer's and other dementia sufferers, for whom behavioral symptoms of UTI are often confused with progression of dementia. Patients suffering the effects of stroke, spinal cord injury, or developmental disabilities, and men recovering from radical prostatectomy will also benefit from continuous monitoring enabled by Pixie Pads.
Pixie Pads attained the CE Mark in conformance with the EU Directive on in-vitro diagnostic medical devices and are initially available for sale in the United Kingdom only. Pixie Pads will be exhibited at the Alzheimer's Show in London on June 10th and 11th, and may be purchased for shipping in the UK at http://pixiescientific.com.
Disposable Pixie Pads contain an indicator panel that is scanned by a caregiver using the mobile Pixie App at changing time. The app stores urinalysis data in a secure online service for review and long-term monitoring. It issues an alert to a professional caregiver if there are signs of an infection that require further attention.
"We created Pixie Pads based on feedback from families and medical professionals caring for aging adults who are subjected to hospitalizations due to UTI, as well as for families of children with special needs alike who are frustrated by urine collection. We hope Pixie Pads will improve the time families can spend with their loved ones while helping caregivers adhere to best practices and reduce the rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions," said Jennie Rubinshteyn, co-founder of Pixie Scientific.
Katy Filke, PhD, gerontologist and founder of Aging 2.0 said, "Screening for UTI and monitoring hydration is particularly important for older adults - particularly those with later stage Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias - because 30-40% of older patients with serious infections do not exhibit the common symptoms and UTI and dehydration can exacerbate cognitive challenges. Smart pads that enable caregivers to continuously and proactively monitor patients have exciting potential to improve quality of life and quality of care for seniors."
Pixie Pads are available in the United Kingdom at http://pixiescientific.com.
About Pixie Scientific
Pixie Scientific was founded in New York City by a team of passionate engineers who set out to create unobtrusive monitoring technology to improve health.
SOURCE Pixie Scientific