In Nigeria, mothers can obtain no-strings support to help them prepare for birth, while a special lab in Canada is looking after the health of older women.
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.