MySleeve

MySleeve (called FLUiT in Do CHANGE) is a non-invasive device that helps users adopt healhty drinking habits. The device acquires data on drinking behaviour and provides these insights back to the user. It is made of flexible thermoplastic and can be wrapped around common sized cups and bottles. MySleeve is equiped with capacitive sensors that measure the liquid level in the vessel it wraps around. MySleeve pairs with a smart phone application that visualises drinking behaviour. 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 is 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

 fluit_renderDrinking 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.[1] 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.

 

 

References:

[1] Schuller, D.; Schuster, D.P. Fluid-management strategies in acute lung injury. N. Engl. J. Med. 2006, 355, 1175–1176.