Fertility Predicting Wearable Expanding into Birth Control, Menopause | Lea Von Bidder, Ava Science

BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Ava Science is a FemTech company best-known for their fertility-predicting wearable device that collects biometric data from a woman’s wrist in order to track ovulation. The device predicts fertility with 89% accuracy (according to published clinical trial data) and is among one of the most well-funded FemTech startups out there, having raised a cumulative $47M. So what’s next? Lea von Bidder, Ava’s CEO, explains the data-driven vision for the company, which is currently one of the few medical device wearables that is approved for collecting digital biomarkers. The startup is eager to capitalize on that first-mover advantage in the women’s health space, and is looking at other ways to use their data. Lea talks through her plans for exploring a full-range of women’s health applications, from non-hormonal birth control to new products that might appeal to women during pregnancy or menopause. Filmed at HLTH 2019 in Las Vegas, October 2019. Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show &stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew Holt. Get a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health. The post Fertility Predicting Wearable Expanding into Birth Control, Menopause | Lea Von Bidder, Ava Science appeared first on The Health Care Blog.
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