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The Ava bracelet is an FDA-approved medical device that monitors a woman’s fertility and menstrual cycle. The device contains sensors that collect up to 3 million data points that correlate with the rise of reproductive hormones. These parameters include resting pulse rate, skin temperature, sleep, perfusion, bioimpedance, breathing and sleep.
The combination of the data points can predict 5.3 fertility dates within a woman’s cycle with 89% accuracy, according to clinical studies. Users only wear the device at night, and the data syncs with a mobile application. Ava’s creators hope that the device will take the place of ovulation strips and BBT thermometers that women currently use to track ovulation. The Ava bracelet has been on sale in the United States since 2015, and the company hopes to expand to Europe in early 2017.