Constructing the world’s first medically-cleared contraceptive app

Constructing the world’s first medically-cleared contraceptive app
Constructing the world’s first medically-cleared contraceptive app

With solely slightly over every week left until the TNW Convention in Amsterdam on June 20 and 21, we’re highlighting a number of the classes we’re most enthusiastic about.

One of many talks I’m actually trying ahead to this 12 months touches on a function very near my coronary heart: leveraging expertise to remodel healthcare purposes.

In case you’re as within the matter as I’m, then be sure that to not miss the speak by Elina Berglund, “The Interval(ic) Desk: An Algorithm for Pure Start Management.” It should happen on Day 2 of the occasion on the TNW Talks stage between 11:00 and 11:20.

A Swedish particle physicist and entrepreneur, Berglund was a part of the staff that gained the Nobel Prize for the invention of the Higgs boson particle at CERN in 2013.

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In the identical 12 months, she co-founded Pure Cycles, the world’s main contraceptive app. The journey began when Berglund was in search of a hormone-free contraceptive technique for herself. She realised that there was an unmet want for such a product worldwide.

Pure Cycles is the one digital technique of contraception cleared by each US and European well being regulators.

The app helps girls monitor their fertility by measuring adjustments in physique temperature through the menstrual cycle. The corporate’s proprietary algorithm analyses the temperature data to foretell and make sure ovulation — while not having to depend upon hormone-based options, such because the birth-control tablet.

Elina Berglund
Elina Berglund. Credit score: Pure Cycles
Elina Berglund

At TNW Convention, Berglund will speak concerning the science and expertise behind the app, from conducting medical trials to constructing machine studying algorithms. She may even delve into the position of knowledge in well being apps and share her insights on establishing the proper processes to make sure information safety and construct client belief.

Intriguingly, the instance of Pure Cycles can provoke additional contemplation.

How is technological innovation serving to deal with gaps in affected person care and coverings? How can instruments akin to personalised well being apps enhance the understanding of our physique and our particular person wants? What’s going to the affect of rising applied sciences be on healthcare?

In a earlier interview with TNW, Berglund hinted on the potential of high-quality information and superior algorithms to drive the way forward for well being ahead. Come be a part of her in Amsterdam.

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