Person Centred Software has expanded its portfolio of innovative solutions with Smart Cups, an intelligent drinking glass.
Smart Cups enables the accurate measurement of fluid intake by weighing cells and accelerometers coupled with intelligent algorithms to eliminate liquid poured into the sink. The cup’s ability to monitor fluid sip-by-sip helps tackle dehydration in care homes by providing relevant insights and notifications.
All carers need to do is pour the fluid into the cup before serving the resident. Following this, a care note is automatically created within Person Centred Software’s Digital Care System, which contains the volume of fluid consumed and provides real-time updates of fluid charts for the carer to monitor.
Smart Cups is proven to track fluids for individual residents and understand drinking habits via real-life data, which ultimately increases visibility for care staff. Alongside this, it sends notifications that help encourage and motivate residents to drink while including IoT solutions that meet regulatory standards and legal obligations.
Andrew Coles, CEO of Person Centred Software, said: “There were so many reasons for launching this product. It’s common knowledge that people become more at risk of dehydration as they age, as with reduced mobility and activity, it becomes more difficult to drink and use the toilet. Inevitably, residents might avoid drinking enough liquids to prevent the need to use the bathroom regularly. Also, as we continue to age, the sense of thirst begins to diminish, which causes us to drink less.
“So, with data and analytics serving as a major step forward to improving care across the nation, it made sense to launch a product that monitors data, but ultimately, helps prevent dehydration – while utilising interoperability to improve the quality of life for people in care. Our mission in social care has always been to enhance and reinforce this message, and we believe that our latest addition is another step closer to achieving this goal.”