Triple W has announced the availability of the Android version of a companion app for DFree®, a wearable device for incontinence that notifies the user when it’s time to go to the bathroom.

DFree offers one cost-effective alternative to disposable diapers or pads and medications, the company said. The iOS® version of DFree (“diaper free”) has been used in more than 500 senior care facilities in Japan, Europe and the U.S. since 2017. DFree stands for “diaper-free.”

The device can be clipped on a belt or clothing with a non-invasive ultrasound sensor secured to the abdomen with medical tape. The sense uses the technology to monitor a change in bladder size and predict urination timing. The user selects when he/she wants to be notified, such as when the bladder is 65%, 70% or 85% full.

“With DFree, you can anticipate the best time to use the bathroom based on how full your bladder is in real time and customize the notifications schedule based on your own mobility and environment,” said Atsushi Nakanishi, president and CEO for Triple W. “For example, if you need a little extra time to get to the bathroom or anticipate a line in a public restroom, you can set up DFree to notify you on your smartphone or tablet when your bladder is 50 or 60 percent full.”