Smart Colostomy Bag (SCB)

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A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which a stoma is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place. This opening, in conjunction with the attached stoma appliance, provides an alternative channel for feces to leave the body. It may be reversible or irreversible depending on the circumstances. Since the patient has no sensation of stool movement, he or she is oblivious of stool movement and eventually bag full circumstances.

The (SCB) Smart Colostomy Bag will vigilantly watch for any stool movement. It will inform and alert patient/user when stool starts inflowing into the bag by an audible sound (the volume and tone could be selectable by end user) and maintain surveillance for “bag full” which then will send a further different audible signal indicative of the “bag full.”

The SCB would permit the user to plan in advance and make an arrangement in advance for bag replacement in their privileged comfort environment.


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    Sarina Moghadam
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