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Abena and Murata invest in Silicon Valley based MediSens Wireless to introduce the world’s first intelligent diaper for everyday use.

Danish diaper manufacturer, Abena, and Japanese Technology company, Murata, invest in MediSens Wireless. The partnership brings MediSens Wireless’ wearable sensor platform to market by introducing the world’s first digital diaper for everyday use. 

In most nursing homes, between 40 and 60 percent of residents suffer from urinary incontinence. This has a huge impact for residents, both physically and mentally, and requires significant amount resources from care institutions.

The new intelligent diaper, Abena Nova, supports caregivers in nursing homes and special needs facilities to provide better and more personalized care to people with urinary incontinence. The real-time knowledge from the Abena Nova Solution enables caregivers to provide personalized care based on actual needs. At the same time, they gain insight in the incontinence pattern of the resident.

Abena Nova is the world’s first truly intelligent incontinence product for everyday use. It fuses the in-depth knowledge of Danish incontinence care and high quality manufacturing from Abena with the innovative sensor technology from MediSens Wireless and advanced electronics expertise of Murata Manufacturing.

“We are very proud to present the world’s first intelligent diaper in cooperation with some of the most innovative international technology companies. With our vast experience in incontinence care combined with the unique sensor technology from MediSens Wireless, we have developed an outstanding product, which will secure better quality of life for people suffering from incontinence,” says Preben Terp-Nielsen, CEO of Abena.

An exclusive partnership with Silicon Valley based medtech-company

MediSens Wireless develops highly innovative sensor technology platforms based on technology components from Murata Manufacturing. To create a truly innovative incontinence solution, the three companies will collaborate on introducing groundbreaking continence care solutions and innovation to market.

“Our mission is to develop practical yet highly innovative technologies to improve the quality of care of clients at care facilities. Our wearable sensor platform has proprietary features to detect wetness and inform caregivers in real-time. We have successfully conducted several pilots in Europe to-date, and currently we are engaged in an in-depth trial with Philadelphia, the second largest disability care facility in the Netherlands. Our goal is to offer comprehensive care and administrative-efficient solutions,” says Behrooz Yadegar, CEO of MediSens Wireless.

As a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional modules, Murata’s innovations can be found in a wide range of applications.  The company is focused on innovating solutions for myriad markets from healthcare devices and mobile phones to automotive applications and energy management systems.

“We believe that technology will play an ever increasing role in advancing future healthcare initiatives. The development of accurate, low power, and highly reliable communications components, underscores our commitment to contributing to bettering society through innovation,” says Mehul Udani, General Manager, Connectivity Solutions, Murata Americas.

Right now Abena Nova is part of a large trial at the second largest special needs healthcare provider in Netherlands, Philadelphia Zorg.  The trial takes place over a six-month period among approximately 100 clients, in multiple care facilities.

In the upcoming months, several healthcare institutions around the world will start trials of the Abena Nova solution. Abena Nova will be launched broadly in early 2018.


Read more about Abena Nova at:


For further information, please contact:

Tobias Vangsgaard Wind

Global Category Manager, Incontinence

Abena Global Supply


Phone: +45 5158 0484

Behrooz Yadegar


MediSens Wireless


Phone: (415) 999-3108

About Abena Nova:

Abena Nova is the World’s first intelligent diaper produced for everyday use. Abena Nova is a disposable diaper with built-in carbon fiber sensors and a small discrete clip attached to the diaper. The sensors register when the diaper is wet and an alert is sent to the caregivers’ smartphones or tablets when the diaper needs changing.


About Abena:

Abena is one of the largest manufacturers of solutions for incontinence. Abena’s promise is to improve the quality of life for those with incontinence.  The Group is represented with its own daughter companies in 17 countries supplying more than 25,000 different products and operating in 88 countries in the world. Founded in 1953, Abena is a family-owned Danish production and commerce company based in Aabenraa in Southern Jutland.


About MediSens Wireless:

MediSens Wireless, Inc. was founded in 2007. The mission of the company is to provide solutions to improve quality of life. The goal is to develop highly innovative technology platform and to offer meaningful care solutions to residents at home and extended care facilities. The company is based in Santa Clara, California (USA). www.


About Murata

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at



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