While tampons and sanitary pads might be the more traditional way of managing one’s period, it would seem that the menstrual cup is starting to gain traction these days due to safety factors, like how they aren’t associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome which is usually the result of leaving tampons in for too long.
That being said, it looks like the folks at Loon Lab decided to kick things up a notch by making a smart menstrual cup. Dubbed the Looncup, this is a menstrual cup shaped like the other cups in the market out there. However the main difference here is that it comes embedded with three sensors.
What the sensors do is that not only does it track your period and send alerts to your smartphone via an accompanying app which will also be available on the Apple Watch, but it can also tell you when the cup is full, or if the color of the fluid is unhealthy and will advise you to visit a doctor. Of course it won’t be able to diagnose you but at the very least it’s something to think about.
It will come with a built-in battery that is said to last for about 6 months. If this sounds like something you might want to invest in, then head on over to its Kickstarter page to find out more or to pledge your support.