Towards a Multisensory-based Automation of Urinary Incontinence Behavioural Treatment

Carsten Fischer, Dario Sancho-Pradel, Kerstin Schill

Urinary incontinence is a typical symptom found on a variety of diseases common to the elderly population that has a strong negative influence in the autonomy of the individuals suffering from it. Besides its physical consequences such as infections and skin damages, it also has a strong impact on the social life of the patient and his/her family. In this paper, we propose a methodology and architecture currently under development that could increase the independence of the patient suffering from urinary incontinence and could ease the tasks of caretakers/caregivers, thus improving the lifestyle of patients and their families.

Submitted: Sep 2, 2008