In Switzerland, more than 3’000’000 urine tests are performed in EMS every year. A simple procedure at first glance, but one that can be complicated and time-consuming for caregivers, and even traumatic for residents who are incontinent or suffer from cognitive disorders.
In order to avoid the need for probing and to ensure the validity of the sample, caregivers need solutions to collect urine and perform the urine test at the right time.
SPEEDI is an innovative and simple device. Placed in the urinary protection, a sensor detects the presence of urine and alerts the nurse that a sample is ready for testing. The procedure can thus be planned and integrated into the care (usual change of protection) in order to respect both the rhythm of the nurses and the patients.
With its simple and economical technology, SPEEDI can easily be integrated in any care structure to considerably limit complications related to undetected urinary tract infections.
We wish full success to SPEEDI and to the team behind its development!