Current colostomy patients rely on outdated bags, pen and paper tracking systems, and discharge support programs for their ostomy care system. This results in issues such as non-compliance, infection and readmission, declining mental health, and general inefficiencies in patient care.
NovaStoma is a small smart device that clips onto the ostomy bag, tracks output, and sends that data to a smartphone app. This improved data and monitoring system allows patients and providers to accurately track care, improving health conditions and fostering healthier behavior.
WHAT IS AN OSTOMY?
An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening on the abdominal wall, called a “stoma”, for waste to move out of the body.
PROBLEMS MANAGING COLOSTOMY BAGS
Can cause skin irritation, discomfort, and potential infections for the patient.
Bag Changing Schedule
Determining the right time to change the colostomy bag can be challenging, leading to potential overuse or unexpected overflow.
Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalance
Monitoring fluid output from the stoma is crucial to avoid dehydration or electrolyte imbalances in the patient.
Difficulty in Monitoring Problems
Identifying potential issues such as blockages or irregularities in waste output
INTRODUCING NOVA STOMA
A smart, wearable IoT device that monitors stoma output
Nova Stoma is smart, wearable IoT device that monitors stoma output. The medical device clips onto the patient’s ostomy bag and sends alerts to a smart phone app to inform the user and/or their care needs in real time.
Our solution not only empowers patients to proactively track and respond to their care needs, but also facilitates seamless communication with their care team, ensuring timely intervention and personalized care.