the noddle®

Approximately one-third of all cognitively intact ICU patients are unable to communicate with their caregiver. These patients are three times more likely to experience a preventable adverse event because they cannot communicate their needs, costing our healthcare system billions each year. 


The noddle® solves communication barriers for these patients, providing better patient outcomes and lowering healthcare costs. 


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. 

noddle solution for patient communication barriers

For effective care, every patient needs to communicate. 

In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that at any given time, 33% of inpatients in the ICU and 9% of all others are unable to use a standard nurse call switch.


“The noddle helps us provide a higher standard of care. It decreases frustration for the patient, the nursing staff, and their families.Our patients also feel more confident that they are participants in their own care.” 

– Matthew Howard, MD, Chair & DEO of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Discover the suite of noddle-integrated solutions designed to facilitate easy communication between patient and healthcare provider.


noddle sensor on a patient

noddle sensors™

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noddle-chat tablet speech generating device with the noddle


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