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Fertility monitoring with CO2 breath gas analysis

New technology to predict fertile days in the female cycle - measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled air with infrared technology is the key to an innovative, digital ovulation test for women.

A new method of tracking fertile days in the cycle opens up yet another field of application for infrared gas measurement. By analyzing the CO2 level in the exhaled air it is now possible to accurately determine fertility non-invasively and without side effects. This new approach to monitoring can be used for natural cycle control as well as for the fulfillment of a child's wish.

During fertile days, the level of carbon dioxide in the breathing air decreases. To determine fertility, it is necessary to calmly breathe into the test device for one minute every day. The breath is exposed to infrared light. The CO2 molecules absorb part of the IR radiation and the sensor in detects any difference in the transmission of the carbon dioxide. The altered output signal is evaluated by an electronic module and shows the result in a user-friendly way in an mobile app.

For the analysis of the concentration of CO2, Micro-Hybrid offers all necessary infrared components: IR emitters and detectors.

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Exhibitor: Micro-Hybrid Electronic GmbH


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