The wearable detects five physiological parameters to identify the fertile window, so parents know the best time to try for a baby.
Traditional methods of detecting ovulation can be inconvenient and inaccurate. Daily temperature taking and the use of ovulation test strips can be a hassle, and period tracking apps can only predict rather than detect the fertile window.
The no-fuss wearable bracelet developed by Ava detects five different physiological parameters that indicate hormone changes: skin temperature, resting heart rate, perfusion, breathing rate, and heart rate variability ratio.
The sensor goes to work while the user sleeps, collecting 25 pieces of data a second. Monitoring the changes in a woman’s body allows Ava to detect 5 of the 6 fertile days in a woman’s cycle, so she knows the best time to try to conceive.
The technology can detect other factors that may help or hinder attempts to get pregnant, such as sleep patterns and stress levels. All measurements can be found in Ava’s app along with cycle history. However, the product may not be suitable for all women. It doesn’t work for women with irregular monthly cycles and has not been tested on women with fertility conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome.
Currently, Ava has helped in over 30,000 pregnancies. The company is continuously enhancing the technology behind the wearable, so far they have analysed over 100k menstrual cycles and continue to dedicate 20% of sale proceedings into research in women’s health. Emy is another device focused on women’s health, helping those suffering with leakage of urine or urinary incontinence.