Stop urinary incontinence

Support the launch of the first pelvic floor Kegel trainer which uses biofeedback and mobile technology.
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Luis Carlos Fernández González
Health
Granada
Spain
1 Team Member

About us

We are a technology-based Startup, formed by four entrepreneurs who work closely with a multidisciplinary team from Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, Granada, Spain.

It all started when we observed that 24% of the female population and 7% of the male population experience some form of urinary incontinence. When we watched television advertisements we noticed the single message they tried to give which has been assumed by many people as the only option. They promote the use of sanitary towels, suggest that this problem is not serious and provide only one solution, to get used to it.

We also realised that urologists often advise surgery although they know that there is no guarantee of success and solving the problem: http://goo.gl/IUKgH

Furthermore, it is a problem that many people do not want to talk about including to their doctor: http://goo.gl/7Jh1b

With this in mind, a team of professionals at the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital and other hospitals with extensive experience in this type of treatment, clinically proved that physiotherapy is highly effective in the treatment of urinary incontinence.

By analysing the standard methods of rehabilitation, we found two major barriers when conducting clinical rehabilitation using biofeedback in a hospital: the lack of privacy during the training, and having to go to hospital.

As a result, we decided to develop a telemedicine service for pelvic floor training with the following objectives:

-       To bring the hospital’s biofeedback training equipment the “perineometer" to the end user via Smartphone.

-       To develop a platform for remote monitoring and the management of patients which is accessible from the Internet and follows all safety and data protection requirements.

-       To enable remote rehabilitation, where, when and how the patient wants.

-       Good value.

-       Accessible from the Internet.

Our solution is described at http://www.birdisolutions.com

 

Our campaign

 Currently the product consists of:

-       The Birdi Kegel Trainer application, downloadable from Google Play and  the AppStore.

-       The patient management web platform

-       The Bluetooth device for Android smartphones.

We needed to launch a generic quality solution in order to reach all potential users: pregnant women, middle aged and sports people. We also wanted to communicate to the people with this problem that there is a solution, which does not include the use of sanitary towels, surgery or giving up hope. It is therefore vital to develop and produce a dual version of the Bluetooth adapter, that is valid for both iPhone (4s onwards) and Android, with the design being developed from the current version of the adapter, which is only compatible with Android.

Common problem

According to the International Continence Society (ICS), incontinence affects more than 200 million people worldwide, and in Spain more than 6 million. Urinary incontinence (UI) worsens with age and is more common in women than in men (1/10).

 

Awards and Efficiency

The product has been awarded a prize from the National Awards from the Spanish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ( Premio Nacional de La Sociedad Española de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, SERMEF) and the clinical trials done in Virgen de las Nieves Hospital have proved its efficiency.

Medical professionals developing Birdi Kegel Trainer at Virgen de las Nieves Hospital

Medical professionals at Virgen de las Nieves Hospital,  SERMEF 2013 Prize to the best medical application.

Evolution of signals from a patient using Birdi Kegel Trainer at home.

 

Press

The product has been widely published in the Spanish press including television, newspapers and the Internet as you can see in the following links:

Newspaper:

Ideal

Granada Hoy

Television:

TVE 1

Online press:

Teinteresa

Globedia

Birdi Solutions Team

 

What We Need & What You Get

To move forward, we need a production of 100 kits, which costs 10,000€, which is the production cost.

If we don't reach our goal, all funds will be refunded.

 

 

Application Download

You can install the free application for the different platforms using the following links:

 

                           

      Iphone                      Android                                  PC

 

Other Ways You Can Help 

You can help us in the following ways:

Buy the current kit which is up and running on Android phones from our website: www.shop.birdisolutions.com

Share on social networks, with gynaecologists, doctors, or people who you consider appropriate.

If you are a medical professional, recommend us to your patients.

 

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    Birdi Kegel Trainer v1.0

    You'll receive a Birdi Kegel Trainer Plus kit at a reduced price. You can use it with your ANDROID smartphone by downloading the Birdi Kegel Trainer application from Google Play. It includes TWO MONTHS of professional support by an online specialist in pelvic floor training.

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    You'll receive a Birdi Kegel Trainer Plus kit at a reduced price. You can use it with your ANDROID or IPHONE (4s or further) smartphone by downloading the Birdi Kegel Trainer application from Google Play or the AppStore. It includes TWO MONTHS of professional support by an online specialist in pelvic floor training.

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    You'll receive 10 Birdi Kegel Trainer Plus kits at your clinic at a reduced price. You can use it with your Android or iPhone (4s or further) smartphone by downloading the Birdi Kegel Trainer application from Google Play or the AppStore. It includes SIX MOUNTH of professional support by an online specialist in pelvic floor training for all your patients.

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    You'll receive 25 Birdi Kegel Trainer Plus kits at your clinic at a reduced price. You can use it with your Android or iPhone (4s or further) smartphone by downloading the Birdi Kegel Trainer application from Google Play or the AppStore. It includes SIX MOUNTH of professional support by an online specialist in pelvic floor training for all your patients.

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    You'll receive 50 Birdi Kegel Trainer Plus kits at your clinic at a reduced price. You can use it with your Android or iPhone (4s or further) smartphone by downloading the Birdi Kegel Trainer application from Google Play or the AppStore. It includes SIX MOUNTH of professional support by an online specialist in pelvic floor training for all your patients.

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