A smart platform for hydration

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Research

Dehydration is a silent threat to people’s health, especially for vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly or pregnant women. A smart platform to monitor individual hydration will help minimise the risk of dehydration.

Aim

  • To implement a simple and powerful cloud-based platform that uses sensors to monitor individual hydration, allowing people to make better choices and improve their quality of life.

Problem to Solve

Water is the most essential nutrient for humans, as it is crucial for regulating physiological homeostasis. Diseases caused by dehydration range from constipation to cognitive and performance impairment and muscle weakness. However, dehydration is more common among certain more vulnerable population groups. Causes range from poor education to simply not noticing hydration levels.

Hydration is not normally measured in real time, and although some technologies exist, they do not perform very well.

Innovation

KAMLEON will help to minimise the risk of dehydration by monitoring hydration status in real time, either in urine or sweat, thanks to an in-toilet device and a wearable patch that continuously send data to a cloud-based platform.

Level of Innovation

Prototypes have been tested in 400 cases in real life scenarios, and have been validated in the lab. Preliminary results show that KAMLEON simplifies access to information regarding hydration status, making it easier to take decisions.

Team

Project leader. Chief Innovation Officer

Francisco Andrade

URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Project leader

Project Manager. Chief Executive Officer

Jordi Ferré

URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Design Leader. Chief Design Officer

Pär Blanking

URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Business and marketing development. Chief Marketing Officer

Héctor González-Espresati

URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili

MENTOR

Founder & CSO

Tamara Maes

Oryzon Genomics

Partners

Obra social “la Caixa”
Caixa Capital Risc
CI.V 17

Scientific Area

Public health

Business area

Medical Devices

Research center

Fundació Universitat Rovira i Virgili