Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The new fertility tracker band.
The wristband tells you when you are pregnant, the fertility tracker collects millions of data points while you sleep. The high-tech wristband has been launched in the UK that promises to help women get pregnant, by highlighting the time in the month when they are most likely to conceive. The Ava BRACELET contains sensors that monitor nine physiological parameters — including pulse rate, breathing rate, sleep quality, heart rate variability and temperature. All of these parameters are affected by a rise in the reproductive hormones estradiol and progesterone, which are produced when a woman is fertile. The bracelet is designed to be worn at night. It collects more than three million data points while you sleep, and then syncs with an app on your smartphone in the morning. In this way, it claims to be able to detect an average of more than five fertile days per CYCLE in real time, while avoiding the hassles, mess and invasiveness of other fertility tracking methods like ovulation strips and BBT thermometers. The Ava bracelet, developed by Swiss medical technology company Ava, is already available in the US, where it is registered as a Class 1 medical device. In a clinical study at the University Hospital of Zurich, it was proven to detect an average of 5.3 fertile days per CYCLE with 89% accuracy. A second clinical study is currently underway, with results expected later this year. continue