Is ‘Femtech’ the Subsequent Large Factor in Well being Care?

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Clue permits ladies to do precisely that with a couple of faucets on their smartphone. At this time, the corporate has a number of competitors within the period- and fertility-tracking space. And loads of different women-specific instruments have come onto the market. Elvie, a London-based firm, has marketed a wearable breast pump and a pelvic train coach and app, each utilizing good expertise. One other strand of femtech generally known as “menotech” goals to enhance ladies’s life as they undergo menopause, offering entry to telemedicine, and knowledge and information that girls can faucet into.

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Lastly, there are medical expertise firms centered on most cancers that impacts ladies, resembling cervical most cancers and breast most cancers.

In keeping with the World Well being Group, cervical most cancers is the fourth commonest explanation for most cancers amongst ladies all over the world. In 2018, about 570,000 ladies had it, and as many as 311,000 died. The W.H.O. in November introduced a program to eradicate the illness fully by the yr 2030.

MobileODT, a start-up primarily based in Tel Aviv, makes use of smartphones and synthetic intelligence to display for cervical most cancers. A sensible colposcope — a conveyable imaging gadget that’s one and a half instances the dimensions of a smartphone — is used to take {a photograph} of a lady’s cervix from a distance of a few meter (3 toes). The picture is then transmitted to the cloud by way of a smartphone, the place synthetic intelligence is used to determine regular or irregular cervical findings.

A prognosis is delivered in about 60 seconds — in comparison with the weeks it takes to obtain the outcomes of an ordinary smear check (which, in growing nations, extends to months.) Along with this screening, docs nonetheless use smear exams.

The expertise was lately used to display 9,000 ladies throughout a three-month interval within the Dominican Republic as a part of a government-led marketing campaign, the corporate introduced final month. One other 50,000 ladies are anticipated be screened within the subsequent six months.

Leon Boston, the South African-born chief govt of MobileODT, stated the privately owned firm was promoting into about 20 totally different nations together with the USA, India, South Korea and Brazil, and goes right into a fund-raising spherical to construct on its preliminary seed cash of $24 million.

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