New device uses precision to pinpoint best time to conceive

Updated: Jul 29, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

New York: A new fertility monitor has been developed which can help pinpoint accurately the exact days of the month a woman is most likely to conceive.

The slim, walnut-sized device, which is worn like a patch underneath the armpit, takes body temperature measurements up to 20,000 times a day.

Dr. Jacques Moritz, director of gynecology at St. Luke`s-Roosevelt Hospital, said that DuoFertility is a very fancy thermometer that has human feedback linked to it, the New York Daily News reported.

After wearing it for 3-4 days, the temperature data can be uploaded to a computer, along with other observations regarding menstrual cycle, sleep habits and moods, and then it can be sent to a lab at Cambridge University in England.

Within days, the lab email assessments of a woman`s fertility patterns - including the exact days the couple should try to conceive .

Cambridge Temperature Concepts is the company behind DuoFertility

ANI