Digicredis (Digital Creativity in Disability) is a company that develops products and services for disabled and older people. Their WarnHydrate device identifies early signs of dehydration, enabling carers to take quick action to alleviate symptoms like increased falls, UTIs and worsening dementia.
DigiCredis developed WarnHydrate to assist adult domiciliary care services in identifying dehydration in elderly clients via urine analysis. The device shines a light through a urine sample to assess how concentrated the urine is and how dehydrated the person is (using an NHS scale). The device connects to the 5G internet via LoRaWAN and sends data to care providers.
The WarnHydrate prototype was trialled with a social care provider, who used it with their client in the context of domiciliary care to detect early signs of reduced hydration. An associated mobile app was jointly created with DAMIBU to provide a dashboard for care organisations and support workers.
This use case ran for the first year of the project – April 2018 to March 2019.
You can find more detailed reports about the Liverpool 5G Heath and Social Care Testbed, the partners and the results here.