Hot flushes usually affect women in the age group of 40-50s mostly happens as females approach menopause. This is thought to be caused by changes in the hormone levels that affect the body’s temperature control. Also maybe triggered by eating spicy food, alcohol intake, or having an enormous amount of caffeine.
Austino is a UK-based femtech hardware startup working for millions of females affected with hot flushes. It uses a sensor called Grace which is specifically designed to detect the onset of hot flush and its application to the body facilitates a cooling effect. This prevents the hot flushes from running in their usual comfortable course. The device itself will impart an elegant look to make it look adorable to females.
The famous Loughborough University is also part of the research. The university is aiding Astbury with the funds. Astbury is also looking forward to upgrade both the hardware and software components. The sensor technology is also being used to accurately detect body temperatures. The idea is to make “Grace” using sound scientific principles so an evidence-based approach will be used to make sure it works well.
There has been a lot of backing up to this Femtech in terms of funds. A lot of ventures are looking forward to support this start-up. There is Hugh funding to test its efficacy as a wearable device during these stressful times. This is meant for females experiencing menopause-like symptoms known as hot flushes.
Menopause and its effects
Menopause associated hot flushes can be stressful for all the women. It may have an adverse impact on the mental and social well-being of a female. Females are suffering from this problem world-wide. Common symptoms include night sweats, shortness of breath, and erythema. It also remains an understated complex middle-ages problem for females.
Peter Astbury claims that a multitude of prototypes have been made to test the efficacy and safety of Grace. Some testing has also been done to check its applicability. However there is no reasonable timeline to convey to the customers as to when it will hit the market.
The application of this device to the skin would send the hypothalamus signals of Cold temperature and the body would respond in a similar manner. This device would be instrumental in handling hot flushes related problems. Females would feel comfortable in these odd times. We will give more information on this once it hits the market.