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Mini Ovulation Microscope for Smartphone

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Women’s Guard Mini Ovulation Microscope for Smartphone (MOMFS-1) is the smallest personal ovulation saliva microscope on the market. It has an innovative design to improve the saliva ovulation testing process. When a woman’s ovulation phase is near, her hormone levels increase and her saliva starts to form a distinctive fern-like crystal. With existing saliva ovulation predictors, the camera focus has to be adjusted manually and it takes a longer time to get a clear image of the saliva crystals for evaluation. Since changes are difficult to spot, it is also easy to misread when the device is not used correctly. The unique feature about MOMFS-1 is its smart auto-focus function that replaces traditional manual focus. MOMFS-1 works with a smartphone app to observe, record and store the test images. To use, simply place a drop of saliva on the slide glass and align the MOMFS-1 to the smartphone’s camera. The device has a special built-in lens that automatically focuses on the saliva crystals and presents the images on the screen of the phone. Users can then enlarge the image with the smartphone’s magnification function. With the MOMFS-1, it only takes a few steps and a shorter amount of time to complete the testing and achieve more accurate ovulation predictions. Users can also use the app to set a reminder to take the test before and after the next ovulation. MOMFS-1 is affordable, reusable, compact, stylish and easy to carry. More importantly, it helps women get familiar with their ovulation phases and get a better reading on their ovulating cycles by keeping a database of past records.

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Credits
  • Company:
    Women's Guard Biomedical Technology Corporation, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • Team Lead:
    Hung Chien-Hsiung
  • Design:
    Prof. Jeng Cherng-Jye, Yang Yi-Jing
  • Manufacturer:
    Panpac Medical Corporation, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • Team Lead:
    Pan Yen-Ming
Mini Ovulation Microscope for Smartphone | Red Dot Design Award
Mini Ovulation Microscope for Smartphone | Red Dot Design Award