Our smart sensor is embedded in a body patch and it continuously measures the human body temperature.
Applications for this sensor patches are ovulation detection (see https://www.femsense.com) or general temperature measurement (see https://www.steadytemp.info)
Our first product, femSense, gained massive traction in central Europe, achieving over €300k in sales last year (2020) and helping over 10k women get pregnant.
femSense: ww SAM for planning a pregnancy: 2 b€ ww SAM for fertility awareness: 12 b€ ww TAM for contraception: >160 b€
SteadyTemp ww SAM high income countries: 2 b€
Problem or Opportunity
Beside the support for getting pregnant - 15% of all women have difficulty to get pregnant - there is a strong trend to understand the menstruation cycle and the fertility to use the knowledge as a hormone free method of birth control. femSense is an easy to use and reliable system to display the fertility of a woman.
The second product, SteadyTemp, displays the body temperature curve on a mobile device. The shape and the trend of the fever curve has much more value for doctors who can draw conclusions for their diagnose much better than from a single temperature value.
Solution (product or service)
Sensor Patch: Fully integrated temperature sensor embedded in a body patch Exclusive rights on the sensor chip, 2 patents pending
femSense: Sensor patch used to detect the ovulation of a woman Mobile app to guide the user through the cycle and displays fertile and non-fertile days medical device class 1, CE marked, FDA clearance certification as contraceptive (MD class 2b) planned for 2022 registered brand name
SteadyTemp: Identical sensor patch with slightly different software as femSense Mobile app to guide the user and displays body temperature curve medical device class 1m, CE marked, certified by notified body
femSense competitors: - Mobile calendar apps like flo, Glow, Natural Cycles, ... - Invasive temperature systems like OvulaRing, Trackle, OvuSense, ...- - Hormone measurement systems like Clearblue, ... - Others like AVA, Yono Labs, iweecare, ...
SteadyTemp competitors: - conventional thermometers with electronic interface - continuous temperature systems like iweecare, Fever Scout, TempTRAQ, ... - invasive thermometers, like bladder catheter
Advantages or differentiators
Advantage ... Compared to cycle tracker apps: - Higher reliability due to continuous measurement - Revenue made with patches rather than data (privacy, no commercials)
Compared to invasive systems: - Comfortable and easy to use - Price
Compared to hormone-based systems: - Continuous measurement - High comfort and easy to use
Compared to other continuous temperature systems - NFC interface ensures data privacy - single use patches ensure high hygienic standard
femSense risks: - little risk for planning pregnancy or fertility awareness beside CAC could become too high - for contraceptive the required clinical study could take longer as planned (later market launch)
SteadyTemp risks: - long design-in cycles in hospital or care center applications
Incubation/Acceleration programs accomplishment
Roche Startup Creasphare Heraeus Accelerator
Won the competition and other awards
German Innovation Award #glaubandich Challenge MedTech
Patents pending: DE 10 2015 010 189 DE 10 2019 119 701