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.