The therapeutic system uses a probe with sensors combined with a mobile app to coach women through their daily pelvic floor strengthening exercises.
Pelvic floor muscles control the flow of urine by tightening or relaxing to stop and start urination. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can be caused by childbirth, obesity, injury, and ageing. Weak or overstretched pelvic floor muscles can result in urine passing or leakage unintentionally.
Incontinence caused by weak pelvic floor muscles is a common issue that can cause stress and anxiety. Just like other muscles, pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened over time with training. Leva by Renovia is a digital therapeutic system to help women regain bladder control. Pelvic floor exercises require small contractions that can take practice to do correctly. Leva coaches women by using a small probe that uses sensors to detect movement.
The information is transmitted to a smartphone app that provides real-time coaching to help the patient improve their technique for the most benefits. The app tracks progress over time and allows women to track their daily symptoms. Training can be done in five-minute sessions, twice a day. The Leva system provides a non-surgical treatment option for mild to moderate urinary incontinence at home.
- Leva is used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles in stress or urge incontinence
- Available on prescription only
- The device links to a smartphone via Bluetooth and guides the user through exercises while providing immediate feedback on the range of motion
- With the app, users can track the number of leaks, visits to the toilet, and more
- The product is made from medical grade silicone and is FDA cleared
- Other digital health products supporting women with incontinence include athletic shorts with muscle stimulating tech and Emy, a wireless Kegel trainer.