New women’s health and hormones monitoring gadget in development

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Heriot-Watt scientists are working on a portable device that will mean women can track and monitor their health and hormones on the go. 

It will help identify symptoms that could help diagnose common female health conditions, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and alert women if their symptoms mean they should see a doctor. 

The gadget will be smaller than an iPhone and will keep track of the full picture of women’s health, from period symptoms to hormone fluctuations, mood and sleep. 

It will capture data on a variety of fertility-related hormones, like luteinising hormone, which stimulates ovulation, and others like thyroid-stimulating hormone. 

The project is being led by Dr Sadeque Reza Khan, a specialist in biomedical devices and sensing in Heriot-Watt's Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, and is funded by the Scottish Government. 

Dr Khan is working with viO HealthTech, whose OvuSense device provides continuous general monitoring of the reproductive cycle, and Dr Ruchi Gupta from the University of Birmingham, an expert in developing biosensors. 

Period13 Dec 2023

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  • TitleNew women’s health and hormones monitoring gadget in development
    Media name/outletHeriot-Watt University
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date13/12/23
    DescriptionHeriot-Watt scientists are working on a portable device that will mean women can track and monitor their health and hormones on the go.

    It will help identify symptoms that could help diagnose common female health conditions, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and alert women if their symptoms mean they should see a doctor.

    The gadget will be smaller than an iPhone and will keep track of the full picture of women’s health, from period symptoms to hormone fluctuations, mood and sleep.

    It will capture data on a variety of fertility-related hormones, like luteinising hormone, which stimulates ovulation, and others like thyroid-stimulating hormone.

    The project is being led by Dr Sadeque Reza Khan, a specialist in biomedical devices and sensing in Heriot-Watt's Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, and is funded by the Scottish Government.

    Dr Khan is working with viO HealthTech, whose OvuSense device provides continuous general monitoring of the reproductive cycle, and Dr Ruchi Gupta from the University of Birmingham, an expert in developing biosensors.
    Producer/AuthorSarah McDaid
    URLhttps://www.hw.ac.uk/news/articles/2023/new-women-s-health-and-hormones-monitoring.htm
    PersonsSadeque Khan