Introducing the noddle system
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to allow impaired or disabled patients to summon and communicate with caregivers.
See how they’re using technology to improve patient-provider communication – for every patient.
Overview – the noddle
Designed to be Plug & Play, the noddle detects the small, voluntary actions via a sensor, allowing patients to control multiple devices including:
- nurse call systems
- speech-generating devices
The noddle is easily mounted and interfaces directly with existing nurse call infrastructure. Improving patient communication has a dramatic impact on outcomes for vulnerable ICU patients, enabling them to be advocates and participate in their own care.
Overview – the noddle sensors
The noddle is activated via a variety of sensors specifically designed for individual patient needs and unique physical capabilities.
The J-Mic and Vent-Mic (for intubated patients) can access nurse call and control the noddle-chat tablet with the click of the tongue. The J-Touch and Bed-Touch sensors allow patients to utilize minimal low-force touch to activate the noddle and noddle-chat tablet – perfect for patients with fine motor skills.
Overview – noddle-chat tablet
The noddle-chat tablet connects to the noddle via a safe, encrypted Bluetooth® connection, allowing patients to communicate with care providers and family.
The noddle-chat tablet is easily mounted with a custom adjustable arm and consists of a series of communication templates activated by the patient’s intentional gestures.
The noddle-chat user vocabularies include text and images specifically designed for hospital and long-term care use. The voices are gender and age specific and allow for a range of communication including basic conversation, expressions of pain, feelings and humor, environmental control, and conversations regarding diagnosis, treatment and potential outcomes.