Sensitive Skin Patch Determines Opportune Conception Time for Women

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 6, 2008 at 5:15 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
 Sensitive Skin Patch Determines Opportune Conception Time for Women
For those women who wish to conceive, this news may be welcome. UK scientists have devised a skin patch that can determine the opportune period of conception for a woman.

The patch called as The Duo Fertility system is a brain child of scientists at the Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited. This skin patch is sensitive to alterations in the body temperature and can catch the moment when ovulation sets in.

Sized like a one pound coin, the patch which needs to be worn for 24 hours is capable of registering even small alterations in body temperature. These alterations are interpreted by a sensor to make an accurate prediction of the conception time. Scientists claim that this method could be far more accurate than prevailing prediction methods.

Commenting about the positives of the skin patch, Oriane Chausiaux, chief scientific officer of Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited said, "Our system gathers much more accurate data over the full 24 hours, and can 'learn' about the wearer's personal cycles."

The kit is likely to be priced at 500 pounds and will hit the market later this year.

Source: Medindia

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This kit is just an expensive thermometer! I tried it and am in the process of getting a refund. The patch fell off after 3 hours. Luckily, I felt it fall off so was able to retrieve it [I was in a shop] so did not have to pay extra for a new one. I reapplied it and It fell off again the first night I wore it! I complained and was sent a hefty and unattractive armband. The supposedly high-tech device that comes with it is complicated and difficult to use. I gave up with it and entered my data using the software instead and no 'specialist' analysed it or contacted me. I was contacted after 3 weeks, however, by the Duo Fertility admin people who informed me that my patch was faulty and they were sending me a new one. I used the new one for a week. I finally realised after a month of wearing the stupid device that neither patches had recorded a single temperature for the entire month I'd been using them! What a waste of time and money! I can't believe this is being hyped as a revolutionary product! It's just a very poor and expensive thermometer!
Piaf123 Thursday, September 30, 2010

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