The ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ Award is a joint initiative of Bladder & Bowel UK and the Association for Continence Advice (ACA). The award is presented annually at the ACA conference. Any company may enter any product which they have launched in the preceding year. The award is judged by continence specialists, including members of the ACA Executive, by patient representatives and by allied health professionals, who are encouraged to consider in the broadest terms how the products contribute to improving the quality of life for people with bladder and/or bowel problems.
The categories for judging are reliability, discretion and ease of us, quality of design, level of innovation and crucially, the ability to improve quality of life. As always, the standard of entries this year was very high, with scores being very close.
The winner of the 2018 ‘Look Good Feel Good’ award was MAPle
This year’s winner was MAPle, a biofeedback machine, produced by Novuqare and distributed in the UK by Medtronic.
Judges comments on the winning product were:
It was innovative, discrete, good-looking and that it could help with a range of conditions. It was described as an extremely good concept and one judge stated that they would love to trial it.
The MAPLe High Definition technology enables a patient’s individual pelvic floor muscle EMG activity to be seen at a glance, allowing accurate diagnosis and provision of a targeted treatment.
The MAPLe uses high definition technology and is the first system able to precisely identify individual muscle activity on different sides and depths of the pelvic floor. This allows accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment.
The MAPLe can be used to reduce or resolve the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, so improving quality of life.The unique design of the probe with 24 electrodes, means the MAPLe is suitable for rectal and vaginal use.
For more information on this product please contact: Medtronic Limited, Building 9, Croxley Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, Herts, WD18 8WW.
Tel: Office +44 (0) 1923 212213
Second place in the ‘Look Good Feel Good’ Award went to Aloe Meatal Plus by Hunter Urology
The Aloe Meatal Plus is a dilatation catheter with a flexible tip. Dilatation catheters are designed to reduce the risk of urethral strictures by preventing narrowing of the urethra from occurring. The natural water based coating of this catheter contains Aloe Vera for a smooth and slippery feel. The flexible tip is tapered for easy insertion.
For more information about this product please contact: Hunter Urology, The Threshing Barn, Woodhayes, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4TP.
Tel: 01404 44088
Third place in the ‘Look Good Feel Good’ Award went to Kes-Vir by Incy Wincy
These new swim shorts have an attractive, vibrant colour are in a chlorine resistant fabric, while adjustable leg and waist cuffs on the integrated briefs provide extra security for the wearer.
Available from July 2018 in seven sizes for boys and fives sizes for men.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 0844 875 4645 / 01189560295