The Momo BedSense is a medical device that provides insight in the prevention of pressure ulcers and makes prevention easier. It helps nurses in taking preventive action at the right time.
By using the Momo BedSense, repositioning becomes transparent and easy.
The patient does not experience discomfort, because the Pressure Ulcer Prevention tool is placed below the mattress. You can’t feel it and you can’t see it.
Fits in the workflow
The simple interface on the Ring helps nurses to anticipate when repositioning is needed. If needed, a notification can be given through the nurse call system. The patient's own posture changes are also taken into account.
How does it work?
The sensor technology has been purpose-designed from the ground up. The sensorplate contains a combination of sensors that measure static pressure, dynamic pressure, and the inclination of the bed. Based on this data, the algorithm determines if the patient has changed posture. Thousands of hours of measurement data have been collected to validate the technology and ensure all the parts work together.
Our solution is compatible with both foam type mattresses and (active) air mattresses.
The first clinical trial with the Momo BedSense has been completed in November 2018. Results are presented at the Dutch National pressure ulcer congress on November the 29th, 2018. If you are interested in the results, you can sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about the publication of the whitepaper.
Pressure ulcers are still a major problem in the healthcare sector, causing patient suffering, increased expenditure and a higher workload for healthcare staff1. An estimated 1 in every 5 patients in an acute care setting develops a pressure ulcer2. Once a pressure ulcer has developed, it is hard to heal1. This means that prevention is key.
A proven prevention method is regularly changing the posture of the patient3. However, this method has a big problem: there is no information about the posture and movements of the patient over time. In addition, the result of good prevention is not visible.
This can result in overtreatment or undertreatment. When repositioning is not done frequently enough, a pressure ulcer can develop within 3 hours4. When it is done too often, this takes up time of the nurse and causes inconvenience to the patient. This asks for a solution that makes repositioning transparent and allows caretakers to take preventive action solely at the right moment.
1 R. Halfens et al., Landelijke Prevalentiemeting Zorgproblemen, Rapportage 2015
2 McIntyre, L. A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers, Nursing Times, 2012
3 Meesterberends et al., Do Patients in Dutch Nursing Homes Have More Pressure Ulcers Than Patients in German Nursing Homes? 2013
4 C. Oomens et al. Pressure Induced Deep Tissue Injury explained. 2015.
Research and future
Momo Medical is developing a comprehensive roadmap towards the development of additional modules to improve patient safety and empower caregivers. In addition, automated data collection provides researchers with better tools.