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Fertility tracker senses mucus to predict ovulation

Steve Rogerson
August 21, 2019



Lady Technologies has launched a two-in-one fertility tracking device to help women conceive. Kegg tracks and senses a woman's cervical mucus to help predict her fertile window and ovulation up to seven days in advance
 
The California company has introduced the fertility tracker and kegel training device on Indiegogo. It uses patent-pending technology to analyse a woman's cervical mucus and pinpoint her fertile window and ovulation.
 
"In the age of driverless cars and artificial intelligence, women deserve the most advanced technology to help them solve their specific problems," said Kegg founder Kristina Cahojova.
 
Kegg uses clinically proven technology to sense changes in cervical mucus. Vaginal data are sent to the cloud, where they are processed through personalised algorithms, and the final fertility result is then displayed in the mobile app.
 
"I was told by a fertility specialist to track my vaginal fluids with my fingers as it is the most accurate way to know when you are fertile," said Cahojova. "I was shocked that this is what is considered state-of-the-art technology today."
 
Kegg uses sensor technology to achieve more robust fluid sensing when detecting changes in vaginal fluid. This helps predict a more precise ovulation window as opposed to probability-based methods. Studies show that women are four times more likely to conceive when tracking their cervical mucus.
 
Women can use Kegg in their own and for a few minutes a day. Because it delivers results instantaneously, the device does not consistently need to be used for months at a time. Within minutes, it can tell where a woman is in her ovulation cycle.
 
Using the accompanying mobile application, users can check their own data. Women can even use the device to perform kegel exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor in just a few minutes with each use, which is important in helping support the uterus, urethra and bladder, and is especially beneficial to women planning a pregnancy.
 
Users can sync Kegg with their mobile device via Bluetooth with the push of one button. It is also made with medical-grade silicone and gold-plated stainless steel, and stores the Bluetooth technology in the tail of the device so it safely remains outside of the body. The device can be recharged when stored in its cradle.
 
In the future, users will also have access to an on-call fertility specialist through the app who will have access to more data about the user and can give personal advice to support women.
 
Early this year, Kegg partnered with manufacturing company MegaForce. It specialises in medical device manufacturing and will help ensure Kegg can be delivered to the US market to FDA standards after the campaign ends.