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This in-ear thermometer can help you get pregnant


YONO keeps fertility tracking, natural family planning and hormonal health monitoring simple.


With one in eight couples experiencing difficulties when trying to conceive a child, Bay Area startup Yono Labs wanted to develop an easier, more accurate way to help women track their fertility. Based on her own experiences when trying to get pregnant, company founder Vanessa Xi found the process to be very stressful. In an effort to successfully procreate, women today can use technology to collate data and identify optimal times where they are most fertile. However, acquiring such information can be quite the hassle. Women must manually record a variety of different symptoms in order to determine whether they’re ovulating.

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One of the most common data points is the Basal Body Temperature (BBT), or the lowest temperature of a body in a 24-hour period. Collecting the BBT, though, requires a woman to take her temperature as soon as she first wakes up in the morning and at the same time every day. As you can imagine, this is rather frustrating and throws in the element of human error. And so, Xi decided to create a more effective, streamlined way to obtain these numbers. How, you ask? With an in-ear wearable thermometer that captures true body temperature instead of skin temperature, allowing women better manage their ovulation cycles.

As a woman sleeps, the silicone-encased YONO comfortably sits in her ear canal and measures her real basal body temperature — usually occurs between 2-6am — without being affected by the ambient temperature. Unlike other basal thermometers on the market, the device will take its wearer’s temperature up to 70 times each night.

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When not in use, the earbud is stored in what’s called a “Base Station,” where the data is then transferred over Bluetooth and synced with the YONO iOS or Android app. There, the data is analyzed to provide the user with a breakdown of her pattern to determine the best fertility window to make a baby. And for family planning purses, knowing the pattern can help prevent unplanned pregnancies as well.

The wearable is equipped with a tiny Atmel MCU and a Bluetooth module, both housed inside a silicone shell that comes in three different colors (bright green, violet and sea foam).

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Thinking about having a child? Take the stress out of the process with YONO! You can start by heading over to its Kickstarter campaign, where its creators have just surpassed its goal of $30,000. The first batch of units is expected to ship later this year.

20 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


LightBlue Bean+

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This Arduino-compatible board is programmed wirelessly using Bluetooth Low Energy. Punch Through Design has well surpassed its goal of $30,000.

Buddy

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This LED collar uses GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to keep your dog safe while tracking and organizing their activities in real-time. Squeaker is currently $281,233 on Kickstarter.

Node.IT

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This super small, modular set of boards is like LEGO for building IoT devices. Pontus Oldberg is currently seeking $4,058 on Kickstarter.

NFire 1

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This completely expandable 3D printer adapts to your needs, whether it’s doubling its height or upgrading to a dual extruder. NFire Labs is currently seeking $46,788 on Kickstarter.

Smitch

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This simple-to-install smart switch lets you control your lights wirelessly via Bluetooth. Brothers Lab is currently seeking $21,949 on Kickstarter.

BedJet

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This ultra-rapid cooling and heating system for your bed hacks into your body’s natural biorhythm to wake you up gradually. BedJet has well surpassed its goal of $24,000.

Digital Potbelly

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This open source, fully-programmable thermometer makes brewing beer at home easier than ever before. Zach King is currently seeking $8,800 on Kickstarter.

LIVALL

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This smart bike helmet features a built-in microphone, a three-axis G-sensor, Bluetooth speakers and LEDs to enhance the cycling experience. LIVALL Riding has well surpassed its goal of $20,000 on Indiegogo.

YONO

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This wearable accessory fits in your ear to track ovulation and monitor hormonal health, helping women take advantage of their fertility windows. Yono Labs is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock

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This smart lock is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and capacitive fingerprint technology, making it not only keyless but phoneless as well. Ola is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

SmartPrompt Pan

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This smart pan boasts an LCD touchscreen display that enables you to easily follow step-by-step cooking instructions. The Key Ingredient is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Nectro

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This unique pen allows you to draw functional circuits right on paper or specially-coated transparent film. Nectro is currently seeking $38,131 on Kickstarter.

Exahome

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This smart home automation system will reduce your energy consumption and maximize efficiency by sensibly managing all available resources. Exahome is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.

MagneTag

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These wearable sensors can electronically detect blows from magnetically-enhanced foam swords, ninja stars and blaster darts. Adam Cohen is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

HAL-e

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This DIY, Arudino-powered kit demystifies robotics by illustrating the basic principles of mechanics, electronics and computation. HAL-e Industries is currently seeking $6,000 on Kickstarter.

PFShield

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This shield is a simple way to interface LEGO power functions, motors, Bluetooth and Arduino. Michael Hudson is currently seeking $1,046 on Kickstarter.

AQUA

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This battery-free, lightweight amp works with your headphones and smartphones to improve the output audio quality. NEXUM has well surpassed its goal of $16,000 on Kickstarter.

Crypta

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This fingerprint-protected USB device allows you to log into any account on any computer with just your fingerprint. Crypta is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.

HelioVault

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This high-capacity, portable power bank is designed for maximum efficiency. PowerFilm Solar is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.

Formula AllCode

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This Bluetooth-enabled robot buggy is programmable via Python, AppBuilder, Flowcode 6, Matlab, LabView, C, C# and more. Matrix TSL is currently seeking $18,737 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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