Elitone - Surface electrical stimulation for incontinence
The Solution: Elidahs wearable device provides SURFACE electrical muscle stimulation to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. The discreet and comfortable electrode is placed at the perineal area, and is connected to a battery-powered generator that delivers a small electrical current through the muscles to contract. Short treatment sessions can be delivered while the wearer continues normal activities. After continence has been restored, use can be reduced.
The Problem: Available treatment options for incontinence are inadequate, so 2 out of 3 women do nothing to treat their symptoms.
· There are no medications for stress incontinence (leaking while you cough).
· Surgery is painful, expensive, and not without risks.
· Women fail to perform Kegel exercises correctly or often enough, then become frustrated and quit all together.
· Intravaginal devices used to tone the pelvic floor muscles (e.g. electrical muscle or pessaries) have low adoption do to psychological and physical barriers. They also have higher infection rates.