The Need & Market

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) are a common problem affecting approximately 60% of men over the age of 50. Among the main symptoms of patients with Urinary track disorder: painful urination, voiding problem and urine leakage. The common causes of these symptoms are: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP), Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO), Lower Urinary Tract symptoms (LUTS), Enlarged Prostate, Bladder cancer ad Bacterial Bladder Infections. Using currently available testing methods, patients need to commute to medical clinics in order to urinate into a urine-flow meter and are required to maintain a written voiding diary. The results serve as a preliminary diagnostic tool for the physicians.

Urinary incontinence (UI) is any involuntary leakage of urine. Up to 35% of the total population over the age of 60 years is estimated to be incontinent, with women twice as likely as men to experience incontinence. Executing a voiding diary is the first tool for physicians to evaluate patient condition.

Uroflowmetry device is a highly useful tool in the assessment of voiding function for LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms) and other wide range of urological conditions making it a standard step in assessment procedure for LUTS, UI patients. It can often be used to suggest the presence of bladder outlet obstruction or a poorly functioning detrusor urine muscle and other conditions. Uroflowmetry is performed using a urine flow meter that measures the quantity of fluid voided per unit of time (expressed in millilitres per second). A typical diagnostic procedure is performed in a designated clinic where the patients are asked to void normally, with a full bladder. It is crucial that the uroflowmetry test will be performed in a natural situation when it used to depict a patient's normal voiding pattern.

Uroflowmetry is a useful urodynamic tool for the objective assessment of Infravesical Obstruction and is helpful in the decision-making process and management of Benign Pprostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Single-test office uroflowmetry cannot be regarded as universally reliable for the determination of Bladder Outflow Obstruction (BOO) due to BPH; many patients, in fact, are unable to relax and void as usual at the clinic. Some found variability between consecutive flow measurements and circadian changes in various voiding parameters, and particularly in maximum flow rate. Therefore, any decision based on a single-flow measurement is questionable, since a natural situation is recommended when using uroflowmetry to depict a patient’s normal voiding pattern. Data from a home- based portable flowmeter may accomplish this objective. Clinic based testing is inherently time-consuming, uncomfortable for the patient, makes use of expensive devices which require professional training and only yields one measurement.  The field of urowflowmetry testing is desperate for a convenient, cost effective and available urine-flow test so that patients can take multiple measurements in comfortable surroundings and urologists and their staffs makes better use of their time and money. To date there is no home suitable, disposable, cost effective, Uroflowmetry system that is available in the market. Flomtrica's immediate target markets include approximately 55 million potential patients.

*World Population suffers from LUST voiding Post micturition Symptoms: Distribution in the target market

Flometrica has identify the need for a disposable, non invasive, portable and home-care device for urinary function diagnosis allowing daily multiple measurements and continue voiding monitoring which will provide representative patient conditions with high accuracy, cost effective, high patient compliance and preserving patient privacy.  A patient with LUTS (Lower urinary tract symptoms) or UI, simply urinates into the cup and the urinary flow is measured and wirelessly transmitted via BT to a smartphone (or recorded automatically on the USB flash drive that connects to the bottom of the cup).

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