The First Response Pregnancy Pro is being hailed as the ultimate pregnancy test, given the fact that it connects to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, and can make waiting for baby news much more entertaining and bearable than before.
The futuristic device was presented at the 2016 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The gadget comes with a price tag around twice as high as that of an ordinary pregnancy test, those interested in purchasing it having to shell out about either $14.99 or $21.99 for just one single stick, whereas common kits contain 3 such strips.
Even so, the invention is marketed as the ultimate product when it comes to finding out if one is indeed expecting a baby or not, given that its accuracy surpasses 99% right on the first day when menstruation has halted.
Before employing the test kit, the associated First Response Pregnancy Pro app must be installed on the mobile device.
Upon downloading this software, customers must complete a short survey, asking them about the first day of their last menstrual period, and about whether they have actually been trying to conceive a baby or not.
Unlike conventional First Response tests, the stick doesn’t display a minus or a plus sign after trying to identify the pregnancy hormone (human chronic gonadotropin) in the woman’s urine sample.
Instead, it requires the user to sync the device with her smartphone (running either on Android or on iOS) through a Bluetooth connection, in order to receive the verdict right on the gadget’s screen.
Until the positive or negative result is provided, women still have to spend 3 minutes eagerly anticipating the outcome, just like it happens when resorting to ordinary home pregnancy tests.
The difference is that during those distressing moments, users will get to choose between three options, meant to either relax them, inform them or amuse them.
The “Calm me” selection for instance includes various guided breathing techniques or mindful meditation exercises, meant to alleviate worries and stress.
Opting for the “Entertain me” feature allows women to watch diverting online videos posted on Buzzfeed, while the “Educate me” button provides more serious and informative content related to fertility-related topics.
After the wait has passed, the program will require the user to fill in a security code imprinted on the pregnancy kit, so as to ensure confidentiality of the data being transmitted.
Once that password has been verified, the app will display the much-awaited result, without actually memorizing it in a cloud database. If the woman turns out to be pregnant, she will be notified regarding the probable time when her baby will be born.
She will also be able to constantly monitor her pregnancy, setting reminders regarding prenatal visits or being provided with a checklist of questions worth asking at the obstetrician’s office.
If the test proves to be negative, despite the user’s efforts to become a mother, the program will offer a period tracker, as a well as a set of guidelines worth following in order to boost the likelihood of becoming pregnant.
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