We shed hair and dandruff each day. In the lab these samples provide information about our bodies.
This is also true for menstrual blood. Extracted from tampons for example, it can reveal information about fertility or certain illnesses.
Now, a founder and her Berlin-based startup have developed a system which allows menstruating people to gather data about their bodies comfortably from home. Blood is analysed with a test stick.
This mini-lab then transfers information via Bluetooth to an app, which provides details on selected parameters such as iron, vitamin or hormone levels.
The innovation could have a significant impact on diet and pregnancies. Still in the developmental stage, the system is slated to be on the market in 2024.