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OvuSense Fertility and Ovulation Monitor is an ovulation app developed by Fertility Focus.
The technology to make OvuSense was founded by Dr. Andy Butterworth and Professor Toby Knowles at the University of Bristol. OvuSense is an app that measures the core body temperature via a sensor worn in the vagina overnight. In the morning, the user downloads data from the sensor to the OvuSense app which then analyzes and produces an accurate daily fertility graph. OvuSense measures core body temperature because it has been proven to be more reliable than testing urine and measuring the external body temperature. The app also includes medication or supplement tracking to see how they effect cycle patterns as well as a feature to determine opportunities of increased fertility.
Several clinical trials were conducted to better test the effectiveness of OvuSense. In September 2012 a clinical trial was conducted to assess the vaginal temperature in comparison to an oral temperature measurement. The clinical trial showed that the OvuSense was more reliable over the oral temperature measurement. From March 2016 to March 2020 a clinical study was conducted to determine the atypical core body temperature patterns and implications for conditions related to pregnancy, infertility and miscarriage risk. The study concluded that the atypical core body temperature patterns may aid diagnosis especially in elevated risk of miscarriage and pregnancy issues. A similar study was conducted in 2016 which determined the atypical vaginal temperature patterns and how it can show subtle, but not yet recognized, causes of infertility. From March 2016 to December 2019 a clinical study was conducted to see how the atypical temperature patterns can aid to identify infertility issues and miscarriage risks. The study proved that the atypical core body temperature patterns can aid in a diagnosis especially in an elevated risk of miscarriage.
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