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Oct 10, 2019 8:51 PM

Triple W Wins HME Business 2019 New Product Award for DFree

First Health Wearable Device for Urinary Incontinence - Monitors Bladder With Ultrasound and Notifies You When It’s Time to Go to the Bathroom

SAN DIEGO – October 10, 2019 – Triple W, an innovator of connected health devices, today announced it was named a winner of the HME Business 2019 New Product Award for DFree®, the first health wearable device for urinary incontinence. The award competition is sponsored by HME Business, the top business management media resource for home medical equipment (HME) professionals.

DFree is a non-invasive device that uses ultrasound technology to monitor bladder fullness and notifies you on your smartphone or tablet when it’s time to go to the bathroom via the DFree companion app. DFree stands for “diaper-free.” The HME Business New Product Award honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers. Fourteen winning products were selected in the sixth year of the program. DFree won in the “Incontinence & Urology Supplies” category. All entries are scored by a blind panel of judges from the HME provider community.

Winners will be recognized at Medtrade, the largest home medical equipment trade show and conference in the U.S. Medtrade Fall runs October 21-23 in Atlanta. Winners will also be featured on the HME Business website,, and will be featured in the November/December 2019 issue of HME Business magazine.

DFree helps to prevent accidental urinary leaks. Seniors and people with disability or provisional incontinence who need to manage a loss of bladder control now have an alternative to disposable diapers or pads and medications with the DFree health device. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, urinary incontinence affects 500 million people worldwide. DFree is designed not only to help people with urinary incontinence improve their quality of life and enable independence, but also to help reduce the burden for the caregivers.

“We’re honored to be selected by HME Business and included in this top group of product developers with significant innovative achievements,” said Ty Takayanagi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Triple W. “With DFree, people with incontinence can proactively manage their health condition and confidently socialize and go about their daily activities – knowing they’ll have plenty of time  to plan for bathroom breaks.”


DFree is available for purchase in the U.S. from the DFree website, Amazon and authorized retailers for $399.99 (MSRP). Triple W also offers rent-to-own option where customers can rent DFree from the DFree website for $40 per month with a minimum rental term of 30 days. Any rental fees paid will be applied towards purchase should customers decide to keep it. The DFree companion app may be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play. The app supports iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) running iOS version 10 or later and Android devices (phones, tablets) running Android 4.4 or later.

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 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. For more information visit:, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


  • 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.


Natalie Barreiro
Triple W