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and digitize

urinalysis

At a glance

An innovative measuring device is available to the Medipee platform system for the immediate recording of urine values during the toilet. This is attached to the outside of the toilet and works completely automatically after initial setup.

The data obtained via the device is processed by the app and can be used by itself or passed on to healthcare professionals if required. The analyses range from simple pH determinations to demanding urine value measurements.

How urinalysis works with the meter

– automatic and digital.

Siphon

Measuring system particularly suitable for western-style toilets.

Color sensor (inside)

Analyzes the indicator sheet after contact with urine.

measuring device

Attached to the toilet from the outside. Reversible and washable.

Measuring arm

Automatically extends the indicator for measurement.

Sheets

Carrier with indicator is disposed of via flushing after measurement.

Urine

Medium beam sample. Humans urinate for an average of 21 seconds.

App

For Android and iOS.

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Pairing of smartphone/tablet via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
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The app is used to arm the system.
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From this point on, a thermal sensor measures the temperature at the location centrally located just above the siphon water surface at the slope of the toilet, see figure on the left. If urine flows through this point, the temperature changes and the device starts the measurement.
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A test sheet is removed from the cartridge and attached to the measuring arm.
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The measuring arm brings the test sheet into the draining urine film. There, the leaf is wetted with urine.
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After the measurement has been completed, the test sheet is disposed of in the toilet via a scraper.
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The digitally available measurement data are evaluated and stored.
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ready!
Advantages at a glance

Misction diary

App-based diary to monitor drinking and eating behavior, uric frequency and quantity.

digital

App is based on direct data evaluation and embedding in history history.
Storage and export possible.

Hygienic

Hands-Free, i.e. without personal contact with cups and urine.

mobile

Can be used on western-style toilets. For your own home, rented flats and when travelling.

Expandable

Cartridge technology (similar to printers & ink) can be used to monitor a wide range of values. This means that the system can later be used very easily for operations other than originally planned.

Personalised medicine

A wide range of medications can be detected and monitored via The Medipee urine monitoring. For example, the dose can be optimized or the efficiency can be analyzed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How did you come up with the idea for Medipee or the automated urinalysis system?

The idea was born out of a case of illness in the family of a founder. Surgery could have been completely avoided by regular urine testing. This led to initial reflections and research on how regular monitoring of health parameters and, above all, a sensible prevention method can be implemented. This is how the project idea Medipee for regular urine examination was born by a simple Plug n’ Play system directly at the toilet.

How does the system work?

Medipee uses an app that can be paired with an apple-sized meter if required. The device is attached to the top of the home toilet similar to a scented stone. But in contrast, the main part of the device is located outside the toilet. As soon as the device detects urine flow, the automatic measurement takes place in a few seconds. The analyses range from conventional urine test values such as blood, ketone for diet-conscious, glucose (e.g. for diabetic type 2), pH, pregnancy, ovulation when wishing to have children up to special markers, such as drugs or cancer. After at least 30 test operations, the respective cartridge is changed without contact with urine. Already today, many people regularly measure urine, e.g. kidney disease, diabetics and health-conscious.

What problem should Medipee solve?

Medipee is a startup in the field of medical technology that revolutionizes health care and brings it directly into your own home. Lots of important medical information such as Urine quantity, amount of drinking, frequency of urination, glucose, blood in the urine or nitrite (a degradation product of bacteria) can be read from the human urine. The device developed by Medipee makes this information available automatically, hygienically and simply.

What is the new, the "revolutionary" thing about Medipee?

The revolutionary thing is simplicity and automation. In contrast to conventional urine test strips from the pharmacy or urinalysis in the laboratory, the app-based measuring system from Medipee offers a possibility of fast, hygienic and digital urinalysis without manual intermediate steps.

Especially the unpleasant taking of the sample is a big obstacle for many people, which prevents them from a regular urinalysis. With the system, users can easily and barrier-free observe their own urine values.

Who are your customers or the application areas?

From the user’s point of view, there is no restriction on the use of the app and the device.

With regard to diseases, the prevention or monitoring of people at risk is certainly interesting, but it can also be used to check whether patients are properly adjusted. In addition, Medipee can significantly simplify control in rural areas with poor medical care. The Medipee platform technology is intended to improve and facilitate personal health care.

Can the Medipee system be used anywhere?

The first type of device will be designed for the world’s most widely used toilet, the classic deep-rinse (or “Western Style Toilet”). This can be found in most houses, medical and public institutions, companies, etc. We estimate the potential area of application at 2.5 billion toilets worldwide.

And will you be able to find your product later in doctor's offices or clinics?

A B2B (business customer) variant of the device, which can be used in medical practices, nursing homes and hospitals, is also planned. Here, everyday practice can be considerably simplified and automated. This avoids typical errors that can occur during manual urinalysis. Typical examples are reading errors,incorrect reaction times, incorrect patient assignment or the use of mid-beam urine.

Is the Medipee system patent-protected?

Two international patents have already been granted, and further patents are in the filing or examination phase.

Is the Medipee system an approved medical device?

Medipee is seeking approval as a medical device.

The company has been certified in Q1/2020 according to the international standard EN ISO 13485. This is the standard for quality management systems in the medical device sector