Now, another Canadian startup is helping women counter pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence by manufacturing customised pessaries from medical-grade silicone.
First, a patient’s pelvic floor is digitally measured. Using this data, an artificial intelligence trained with gynaecological information creates an optimised design.
Finally, the pessary is 3D-printed and equipped with an applicator and a withdrawal cord. It can now be used for up to a year.
An initiative that not only increases comfort but helps prevent expensive operations – and the potential for accompanying complications.
These prostheses are also very personal.