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Smartphone sensor helps stop urine leakage

A world-first device that can help women monitor pelvic floor muscle changes and control bladder leakage is being developed by the University of Auckland’s bioengineering institute.

Women’s health researcher Jennifer Kruger has received a government grant from the NZ Health Research Council to test an intra-vaginal pressure sensor that can be monitored via a smartphone app.

The device called FemFit has been developed as part of a UA research project on pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction.

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