MySleeve

A non-invasive device that helps you adopt healthy drinking habits.

MySleeve (called FLUiT in Do CHANGE) acquires data on drinking behaviour and visualises these insights through a smartphone application. MySleeve is made of flexible thermoplastic and can be wrapped around common sized cups and bottles. It is equipped with capacitive sensors that measure the liquid level in the vessel it wraps around. The app shows water intake over the past 24 hours and the amount that can still be consumed within the limit.

General drinking behaviours are measured as well: f.e. the time of day when most are consumed, the time at which the limit is often reached, and general adherence to the restrictions. These general habits are measured for personalisation of the supporting behaviour change program ToDo. This is provided through the smartphone application.

With MySleeve you learn to:

  1. adhere to drinking restrictions
  2. deal with thirst cravings
  3. drink with confidence

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Drinking water

Drinking water is essential to your health. Water helps maintain the balance of body fluids, your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

Comorbidities associated with the circulatory system of heart failure and hemodialysis patients make them prone to fluid imbalance. In the case of hemodialysis patients, fluids are restricted to 1L per 24h to minimize fluid accumulation between two consecutive dialysis sessions. Only 30%–60% of the hemodialysis patients are able to adhere to their fluid restriction.

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This first working prototype of MySleeve is developed in the Do CHANGE project.

 

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