ES2297949A1 - Motivation and control device for the treatment of enuresis. - Google Patents

Motivation and control device for the treatment of enuresis. Download PDF

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ES2297949A1
ES2297949A1 ES200100968A ES200100968A ES2297949A1 ES 2297949 A1 ES2297949 A1 ES 2297949A1 ES 200100968 A ES200100968 A ES 200100968A ES 200100968 A ES200100968 A ES 200100968A ES 2297949 A1 ES2297949 A1 ES 2297949A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/48Devices for preventing wetting or pollution of the bed

Abstract

The "motivation and control device for the treatment of enuresis" is designed to improve the acceptance of the treatment by the child and progress in the results, shortening the time needed to correct the nocturnal enuresis, by means of electronic devices. The main part is an electronic timer, which starts when the alarm is activated and stops, the counter, when the alarm is stopped. The time spent, by the child, in the reaction of stopping it is shown in a two-digit display. The recorded time will increase if, during the rest of the night, new urination occurs. The electronic counter is complemented, in an essential way, with a control calendar where, the child, by means of stickers, will write down the results obtained every night, allowing to see, instantaneously, the progress obtained, being able to motivate him in the overcoming of the results.

Description

Motivation and control device for Enuresis treatment.

Technical sector

To adapt it in electronic systems applied to the control of nocturnal enuresis, in order to improve the benefits and results.

State of the art

Although there are many devices registered intended, in one way or another, to treat bedwetting, none of the acquaintances, by the author, has incorporated any solution that allows focusing the treatment as a game, being able to monitor and compare the time the child spends, daily, in react when the alarm is activated.

Description

Designed to improve the effectiveness of the device " Electronic control of nighttime incontinence " (P9602223, by the same author) in particular and of any other in general. It has been thought of turning the system into a game for the child, in which, the objective is to stop the alarm as quickly as possible. This is the reaction that the child is intended to perform, and it is essential to achieve urination control. To this end, the device has been equipped with a digital, time counter (fig-1D) that begins the count from "0" at the time the alarm is set and ceases at the moment the child stops it. The account, at all times, is shown on a two-digit numerical "display" (fig-2A, 9) and is incremented with a cadence of approximately half a second, accompanied by an audible "beep" tone.

How to stop the alarm as quickly Possible, the system has been improved in two other ways. The first has been to get the alarm to go off by pressing directly on the device, does not carry a button where the child must act directly and that maybe, being almost asleep, it costs find. The second prevents the child from going to turn on the room light first, or to stay dark when turning off the alarm. To do this, pressing on the device will stop the alarm of sound, external alarms, and the counter will stop, but the Alarm light will remain on for about half minute, after which it will fade away, giving it plenty of time to turn on the room light, after turning off the alarm.

When the child, upon hearing the tone, reacts and turn off the alarm, the counter stops and remains showing the score achieved, the better the lower. Yes in the course at night the alarm was activated again, for another urination, the display will increase the account you had while keeping the new value In the morning you can see the score, the better lower, if the figure is lower than the one obtained at night above can be noted in the "control calendar" as a success, although perhaps the bed was not completely dry. TO then press the "reset" button, leaving the counter set to zero and the "display" off, ready for a new bill.

The electronic reaction time counter, It is complemented, indispensable, with a "calendar of control ". This (fig-3A), is a grid of four lines and seven columns, total twenty eight pictures or boxes, in principle all blank. Another number of rows but the columns will be seven, as in a normal calendar and It will be printed on a rigid cardboard or plastic base. When the child begins the treatment will number the boxes on the left to right and from top to bottom, putting in the first box the number of the day of the month in which the treatment begins and the following corresponding to the following calendar days natural and on the columns on the day of the week. Each day will have its arrangement three stickers (fig-3B), which They will come with the new moisture detector every night. The stickers are the size of the boxes, and on them, by means of a drawing, the possible results obtained are represented. How example, they can be as follows; on a blue background, one shows a full moon, with a smiling face, another represents a star, equally smiling and the third only the bottom blue, or space. In the morning, and as happened at night, the  child will paste the sticker in the box corresponding to the day adequate. The star if the bed has been dry, the moon if has made some progress; like finishing urinating in the service, or improve, or match, the best time obtained in the days  previous. If there have been no good results, the sticker is placed from space.

With a quick look at the control calendar you can see the progress made and sometimes interesting conclusions, for example; yes Fridays are Stars and Sundays spaces, maybe the school has something to See with the problem.

The calendar is not a way of presenting data, for that you can use control sheets, where every day the score obtained and the incidents occurred are noted. Is a medium, indispensable in this type of treatment, in which the child You will be rewarded for any small progress.

This device, consisting of all elements described here, change the child's attitude with regarding the device, which happens to see it as a game, instead of a informer gadget. It allows setting small goals, such as lowering a certain score and allows to congratulate and reward the child, Although the bed has been wet. Increasing, therefore, considerably, the child's self-esteem and the effectiveness of the device, shortening the treatment time.

Brief description of the drawings

For the best understanding of how much is described Here, the following drawings are attached.

Fig. 1A Represents the receiving device and its block alarms, where:

(one)
- Is the receptor.

(2)
- Is alarm interlocking circuit

(3)
- Is the circuit that keeps the light on when the alarm is off

(4)
- Is the pulse generator circuit, which translate into the sound signal "beep", and in the increase of the {} \ hskip0,19cm account on the display

(5)
- Is The pulse counter circuit.

(6)
- Is the switch, or switches, unlocking, turning off, of the alarm.

(7)
- Is The alarm light.

(8)
- Is the piezoelectric buzzer.

(9)
- Is the display

(10)
- It is the reset button.

Fig.-1 B Represents the scheme of block-3, circuit that keeps the light on When the alarm is stopped.

Fig.-1C Represents the scheme of block-4, pulse generator circuit, which translate into the "beep" sound signal and increase the Account on the display.

Fig. 1D Represents by parts the block-5, pulse counter circuit.

Fig. 2A Represents the receiving and alarms seen from the front, where:

(one)
- Is The lighting tulip.

(6)
- They are the brackets of the device and release buttons, or I stop the alarm.

(9)
- Is The double digit display.

(10)
- It is the reset button, or reset, of the counter.

Fig. 2B Represents the receiving and alarms seen in section, where:

(one)
- Is The lighting tulip.

(2)
- Is the printed circuit, support of the components.

(6)
- They are the brackets of the device and release buttons of the alarm.

(7)
- Is The alarm lighting lamp.

(8)
- Is the piezoelectric buzzer.

Fig. -3A Represents the control calendar.

Fig. -3B Represents the stickers.

Embodiment

Although the implantation of the reaction counter, and the control method represents a great advance in benefits and system results, its practical realization has no difficulty, since it is an addition of electronic circuits conventional, to the receiver alarm circuit. Then A brief description of these is made:

When the alarm is activated, the output (A) of the block-2, (fig-1A), is made positive by feeding the lighting block-3 and the 4-block pulse generator. The pulses are they obtain, in this case, connecting the base of a PNP transistor to a flashing led, (fig-1 C). When the diode is off the base voltage is practically the same as that of collector, so the transistor does not drive. When the diode is turn on, drive, the base voltage drops to approximately 2.5V. Y the transistor drives, behaving like a commanded switch by the flashing led.

The pulse output (C) of block-4, first applied to a buzzer piezoelectric (8) that will emit a "beep" sound each time  generates a new pulse, and then at block-5, counter, (fig-1 D). At  block-5, the pulses are applied first to a door NAND schmitt-triggers, which will conform the pulses, delivering them to the counter circuit and to a scale that is responsible, when swinging with the first pulse, to turn on the display The meter outputs are applied to two decoders of seven segments (one for each display), and the output of these to the displays (9) that will show the account process. He reset switch (10) acts on the scale which, when done return to the first state, block decoder outputs turning off the displays and reset, or reset, the counter.

Lighting circuit, block-3, (fig-1 B), is activated with the positive signal of the alarm (A), which first charges the capacitor and then leads the NPN transistor which, to in turn, leads to the conduction of the PNP transistor that is powered by the positive voltage1 not that of the alarm. When the voltage (A) of the alarm disappears, block-4.  Pulse generator stops working, shutting down the buzzer and stopping the counter, but the light will continue on for a while, of  about half a minute, which is what the capacitor will take in discharge through the base resistance of the first transistor, meanwhile keeping it driving and consequently the lamp will light (7) on. At the end of the download from the condenser the lamp will turn off gradually.

The shutdown, or unlocking, of the alarm pressing on the device is done by placing the, or the buttons (Fig-2B) (6), at the bottom of the device, in this case by installing them at the bottom of the printed circuit (2), making them act as legs of the apparatus. In this way to press on any point of the device any of the push buttons will act.

About the completion of the calendar (fig-3A) and stickers (fig-3B), the only thing that can be said is; that the figures and shapes will be any, in colors and attractive in their designs for children. The calendar will be made on a rigid basis such as cardboard or plastic and stickers will be provided with the detectors of humidity, which must be used every night.

Claims (5)

1. Motivation and control device for the treatment of enuresis. Characterized by being an electronic system for controlling the reaction time of the child and recording results. It allows to motivate and please the child for presenting himself, the treatment, like a game, in which every day he has to try to improve the results. It increases the child's self-esteem and the effectiveness of the device, shortening the treatment time.
2. A claim according to the first, characterized in that the reaction time control is formed by an electronic generator of approximately 120 pulses per minute, which is activated with the alarm of the apparatus. Each of the pulses causes a "beep" sound and they are silly by means of a digital counter circuit, which shows at all times, in a two-digit "display", the count of those caused until the child stops the alarm. The "display" will show and keep the account made visible, increasing it if the alarm is activated again during the night. The circuit has a "reset" button that sets the counter to zero and turns off the "display", being ready to control another night.
3. A claim according to the first, characterized in that to allow the child's response time to be as short as possible, the apparatus lacks an alarm stop button on which the child must act directly. To do this, the alarm is stopped by pressing anywhere on the device. This is achieved by placing the stop button in such a way that it is, at the same time, one or more, of the supports, or legs, of the apparatus.
4. A claim according to the first, characterized in that to facilitate that the child's response time is as short as possible, the apparatus incorporates an electronic circuit that allows when the alarm stops, the lighting of the device continues to act for approximately thirty seconds, preventing the room from going dark and giving plenty of time to turn on the light in the room, then fading away.
5. A claim according to the first, characterized in that it uses a visual control of the progress achieved and at the same time stimulator, by means of a calendar in which the days correspond to the squares of a grid, which will be seven columns and preferably, four rows These boxes will be filled in with the number of the day they correspond to and each day one of the stickers will be pasted in the appropriate box, which will be provided with the humidity detector used and that will assess, by means of a drawing, what happened overnight. These are, by way of example, a star if the bed has been dry in the morning; a moon, with a cheerful face, in the case of having obtained some appreciable improvement; or a space sticker, or empty, if there has been no progress.
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