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A wearable that helps women get pregnant

Swiss startup Ava recently announced that it has started shipping wearables for women that could help them get pregnant.

The $199 Ava bracelet has the ability to track a woman’s fertility cycles, helping a user determine the most effective time to conceive.

To identify a woman’s fertility period, the device monitors nine physical metrics, like heat loss and heart rate variability. The company boasted that since the wearable tracks certain physiological parameters, it can give even more information to a woman aside from whether she has a good chance to get pregnant.

So far, the Ava bracelet has discovered that women have an average of 5.3 fertile days per month and the finding is 89 percent accurate. The company said that the device will be even more accurate once a woman wears it for a long period.

The Ava bracelet is not the first wearable that can determine fertility windows. For instance, the OVwatch can predict fertility through the sweat secreted by a woman’s skin while the ClearBlue Fertility monitor tracks fertility through a woman’s urine.

Getting pregnant has been a problem for most couples. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, a healthy, young couple having sex every day only has a 25 percent chance of getting pregnant in any given month.

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