THE JAPANESE "TRIPLE W" COMPANY JOINS THE HEALTH ECOSYSTEM OF PARIS REGION
Triple W Japan is an innovative startup founded in Tokyo that has launched "DFree", the first connected device that can track the progression of bowel and bladder movements and materials. Owing to an ultrasound system, it warns people with incontinence of the need for them to go to the bathroom.
This new device, which weighs less than an IPhone and is smaller than the palm of your hand, is designed to tell you when to go to the bathroom. It attaches to the abdomen - with surgical tape - and uses a high-performance ultrasound system to monitor the peristaltic movements of your intestines and changes in your bladder size.
This innovation is a global first that responds to a growing reality: the aging of populations around the world. For example, by 2060, two out of five Japanese will be aged 65 and over.
This device helps the elderly, or partially disabled, to know when to go to the bathroom, thus removing any source of unpleasant stress experienced on a daily basis.
“DFree monitors the movements of internal organs. The data collected is then sent to a server where it is analyzed using our patented algorithm. The notification is then sent to the smartphone or tablet of the patient, nurse or caregivers, to advise them when it is necessary to go to the bathroom, allowing better management and organization of care but - and above all - a greater respect for human dignity,” explains Yuhei Urabe, Triple W’s general manager .
“DFREE”: A SOLUTION THAT REDUCES COSTS FOR MORE AUTONOMY, HUMAN DIGNITY AND FREEDOM
Before the introduction of “DFree”, Triple W Japan conducted numerous tests in retirement homes. These tests were convincing: a 30% reduction in time devoted to care and about a 50% reduction in expenses for the purchase of diapers.
Through these tests, “DFree” has shown that it can reduce one of the largest financial burdens of hospitals.
“DFree” is now widely marketed in the Japanese market and used in more than 150 senior care facilities.
But that's not all!
“DFree” has also shown that it can provide daily relief to all non-hospitalized people who suffer from incontinence and at the other end of the large scale of life, it could (with a prescription and medical monitoring) help some young children to become autonomous.
BEING PART OF THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE PARIS REGION, AN OBVIOUS PRIORITY!
With the success of "DFree", Triple W is now launching home care services and has chosen the Paris Region to continue its development across Europe.
“We will continue to move forward by developing other products and solutions to reduce the often unexpected challenges of life. Triple W is constantly working towards the goal of contributing to a society that is ever more respectful of the human being, at all stages of life,” explains Yuhei Urabe.
And he continued, "It is this ambition which brings us today to the Paris Region. Indeed, the Paris Region is the core of European health. As a bonus, its market, at the forefront of innovation and oriented towards a more serene everyday life, is entirely organized to welcome new technologies and to support from A to Z the setting up and support for innovative international companies (…). To succeed in the Paris Region, Triple W has two important partners: ‘Paris Region Enterprises’ which put us in direct contact with the accelerator ‘Silver Valley’, which helped/supported us to introduce and build a strong network of public and private partners."
Address in Japan: Daiichi Kasuya Bldg. 2-9 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031
Address in France/Paris Region: 54 Rue Molière, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Employees in Japan: 25 employees
Employees to be recruited in France/Paris: 2 employees