fertility tracking wearable

By Heather Mack May 11, 2017
It may not seem like a big change, but an extra two beats per minute in resting pulse rate could mean the difference between getting pregnant or not. This clue into fertility windows have led researchers at the University of Zurich to suggest the wearable fertility trackers from San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava could be a value tool for couples looking to conceive. The study, published in the...
By Heather Mack November 15, 2016
San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a fertility-tracking wearable and companion app, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding in a round led by VC Polytech Ventures. Additional funding came from new investors Blue Ocean Ventures and Global Sources as well as existing investors Swisscom and ZKB. This brings the company’s total funding to $12.3 million. The company, which officially...
By Heather Mack July 28, 2016
San Francisco, California-based Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced the launch of its fertility tracking bracelet and companion app. Named simply “Ava,” the direct-to-consumer bracelet uses sensor-enabled technology to detect a woman’s fertility window in a given month. The company, which was founded in Switzerland in 2014 and has raised $2.6...
By Aditi Pai November 16, 2015
Switzerland-based Ava, which is developing a fertility tracking system, raised $2.6 million from ZKB and Swisscom as well as angel investors. The company, which has offices in Zurich and San Francisco, is working on creating a wearable device, worn only at night, that it claims can measure nine physiological parameters. The company lists seven such parameters on its website: neurological,...