The kegg 2-in-1 Fertility Tracker and Kegel Trainer Has Arrived
Smart wearable provides data to empower women's sexual health.
Female-fronted company Lady Technologies has successfully reached its funding goals for a potentially game-changing fertility device. Named “kegg,” the app-connected tracker and Kegel trainer provides accurate and up-to-date fertility information for the user.
The kegg's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign more than doubled its fundraising target, having earned more than $40,000 at the time of writing. Donors will be given early versions of the device in December at a significant discount.
Lady Technologies claims that by knowing about their fertility windows, those wishing to start or expand their families are four times more likely to conceive. Kegg also enables users to be in possession of all the information about their cycles.
With a user-friendly design, kegg is shaped like an egg with an added tail. The egg part is inserted into the vagina and the tail, which contains an antenna, left outside.
Who is the kegg device for?
The device is aimed at people with internal reproductive organs who wish to better understand their fertility windows. The device provides data about when a user will be at their most or least fertile.
This device can also be used by people wishing to avoid pregnancy and be used for knowing when their next period will start or if they should take a pregnancy test.
However, the company does state that the device is not FDA approved for use as a contraceptive. Users who do not wish to become pregnant should also use a method of contraception such as the hormonal pill or barrier methods like condoms.
How does it work?
This device can detect ovulation seven days in advance, providing accurate information about fertility windows. Users insert kegg into the vagina and leave it there for a few minutes, after which they can check the results using an application on their phone which synchronizes with the device.
This device uses sensory technology that examines the cervical mucus, which is vital for conception as it allows sperm to reach the egg for fertilization.
People with internal reproductive organs tend to produce the most fertile cervical mucus two to three days before ovulation, which is typically when a they have the best chance of conceiving. Thus, kegg monitors the mucus and can indicate when the user should try and get pregnant.
This means that the device does not require months of data collection in order to provide results. However, regular use of kegg can highlight patterns in fertility windows, allowing users to plan ahead and be aware of exact days on which they will be at their most fertile.
The multipurpose kegg also acts as a Kegel trainer
Another feature that makes this fertility tracker stand out: it also acts as a Kegel trainer for strengthening the user’s pelvic floor.
Lady Technologies says that Kegels form an important part of reproductive health, after all, these are the muscles that support the womb, bladder, and bowels, which can become weakened through pregnancy as well as aging.
Using vibrations, kegg encourages the pelvic muscles to tense and relax, which strengthens them. This only takes a few minutes to complete and is done at the same time that the device monitors the cervical mucus and sends the data to the phone application. These exercises should be done regularly for the best results.
Bluetooth technology in the kegg connects to your phone
kegg also features Bluetooth technology, which uses the antenna that is in the tail of the device to synchronize with your phone through the accompanying app. This app provides its users with data within minutes of using the device within the comfort of their own homes.
Importantly, kegg is made from medical-grade silicone and stainless steel so users can rest assured that this device is safe to use for their bodies.
kegg demonstrates that there is an exciting future ahead for fertility tracking technology
Devices such as kegg are an exciting example of what the future holds for reproductive health technology.
The design of this device combines innovative fertility tracking technology with the Kegel trainer to create a device that not only provides valuable data but also strengthens pelvic floors through regular use.
This device is perfect for those looking to start or grow their family whilst maximizing their chance of conceiving, as well as people who just want to be aware of their fertility window in order to be in control of their reproductive health.
The company also intends to develop a support system for its users to contact fertility specialists for concerns about results from the app, ensuring that users are supported throughout their fertility journeys and are always in possession of the data they need to understand their bodies.
Furthermore, the popularity of this fundraising campaign highlights that there are large numbers of people wishing to have greater knowledge about their bodies so that they can make the right decisions, with all the information.
This demonstrates the importance of technologies such as kegg, since they enable users to make the right decisions for themselves and their families. kegg is an exciting development in reproductive health technology and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for fertility devices.
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