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Jan 17, 2019 11:00 AM

Triple W Wins “Best of CES Award” for Digital Health and Fitness Category at International CES 2019 for DFree

First Health Tech Wearable for Urinary Incontinence Receives Highest Honor by Engadget Editors at World’s Largest Electronics Show

SAN DIEGO – January 17, 2019 – Triple W, an innovator of connected health devices, today announced it won the “Best of CES Award” for the Digital Health and Fitness Category at the International CES® 2019. Chosen from thousands of companies appearing at CES 2019, DFree®, the first health tech wearable device for urinary incontinence, stood out to Engadget’s editors based on its level of innovation, quality of design, overall efficiency and market demand.

The winners were announced on the CES stage at International CES 2019, the world’s largest electronics show, by Engadget editors. The highly competitive awards competition was held during CES, Jan. 8-11, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

DFree won Best Digital Health and Fitness Product award category which recognizes companies that have demonstrated a product exhibiting the most innovative use of technology to improve users’ health and well-being. Winners were chosen in 16 different categories.

DFree uses ultrasound technology to monitor bladder fullness and notifies you on your smartphone or tablet when it’s time to go to the bathroom. DFree helps to prevent accidental urinary leaks. Seniors and people with disability who need to manage a loss of bladder control now have an alternative to disposable diapers or pads and medications with the DFree wearable health device from Triple W. DFree stands for “diaper-free.” According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, urinary incontinence affects 500 million people worldwide.

“The Best of CES Award winners always represent some of the most innovative products in the world, and this year’s winners are no different,” said Dana Wollman, Editor-in-Chief of Engadget. “We feel honored to evaluate thousands of entries and highlight the most inventive and original technologies that are working to make consumers lives easier through design and functionality. We’re excited to announce this year's winners to our readers and CES attendees.”

“We’re honored to be selected to this group of distinguished international technology innovators by the Consumer Electronics Association and Engadget,” said Atsushi Nakanishi, President and CEO for Triple W. “With DFree, we strive to help people who need assistance with urinary incontinence have more freedom to live an active lifestyle with peace of mind from having accidents.”

The Best of CES Awards Program started over a decade ago to celebrate the innovation and noteworthy products on display at the International CES each year. Engadget returns for its sixth year adjudicating the official Awards in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association. CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association.

About Engadget

Engadget was founded in 2004 as a devoted, real-time source for tech news. In its second decade as a leading technology and culture publication, Engadget's web and mobile presence has grown to reach over 25 million unique visitors per month. Engadget is the official partner of the Best of CES Awards and has been the Official Online News Source for the world's largest trade show for consumer electronics since 2009. Find Engadget online at

About Triple W

Triple W empowers people with incontinence to live without worries. Triple W believes that having control of your senses is the key to independence and living life to the fullest. The company was founded in 2015 and has offices in Tokyo, Paris and San Diego. DFree’s award-winning and patented technology is currently used in over 500 senior care facilities in Japan, Europe and the U.S. since 2017.


  • D FREE is a registered trademark of Triple W Japan K.K. in the U.S. and other countries.
  • DFree is not a medical device and is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases or conditions.