The hydration management of LAQA
is a digital solution for nursing and healthcare facilities to record and process drinking quantities and intervals for care recipients.
With the help of a smart drinking cup, the innovative
, the user is reminded of sufficient fluid intake. Drinking behavior is recorded and the data obtained is transmitted to our data center for analysis. A drinking profile is stored there for each user, with which the respective fluid consumption is compared. The SmartCup then directly receives the necessary information for the next drink reminder.
LAQA’s total solution thus consists of an innovative drinking cup and an intelligent data service.
The information about the user or his drinking behavior can be viewed at any time via a web interface or made available to third parties (e.g. family members, doctors, etc.) with the user’s consent.
The protection of personal data is a high priority for us. The data transmission as well as the processing of the data are carried out in strict compliance with the applicable provisions of data protection law.
The advantages of LAQA hydration management:
Comprehensive overview of the drinking behavior of care recipients
Need-based reminder of fluid intake
Prevention of hydration-dependent disease patterns
increased well-being of the seniors
fully automated, tamper-proof drinking protocol
Relief of the nursing staff
Higher efficiency in the actual nursing work
Opinions and references
As a trained geriatric nurse, I know how important it is for senior citizens in long-term inpatient care to drink enough fluids. However, due to my professional experience, I also know how quickly the documentation of this amount of fluid fades into the background in the stressful day-to-day care routine. This creates gaps in the care documentation and risks for the person receiving care.
The SmartCup offers an innovative solution to these problems. Automated documentation of the amount of fluid drunk relieves the burden on caregivers in their daily work and enables complete fluid balancing. In addition, the visual, haptic and auditory signals of the SmartCup support the autonomy and thus the self-determined lifestyle of senior citizens.
Ensuring adequate hydration is a major challenge of nursing care in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Technological assistance in monitoring the amount of hydration can counteract the threat of dehydration. As part of the DIKOMED-BW research project, we tested the LAQA drinking cup together with professional nursing staff and facility managers at DHBW Heidenheim. We welcome the developments of the LAQUA SmartCup and see great potential in the fluid management of persons in need of care. (Prof. Dr. Marcel Sailer, Prof.in. Dr. Barbara Steiner, DHBW Heidenheim).
"We support innovations that allow care stakeholders to spend more time actually caring for people again. That's a win-win for everyone. The issue of dehydration is of elemental importance and innovations such as those from LAQA can make an important contribution."
"The company LAQA GmbH presented its product, the LAQA SmartCup, a good two years ago in our Meetup "Public Health Insurance goes digital - Let's talk about Grandma 4.0." We see the product as an innovative solution that can have many benefits, especially in care facilities, for both residents and caregivers."