Can you imagine that Kegel exercises can be interesting and fun as playing games? Let’s be honest, doing Kegel exercise don’t fall into the most exciting activity in the world. However, recently three new different companies have introduced innovative smart Kegel exercise devices that change things. No joke, this is an interactive training device connected with a free smart phone app to track your PC muscle activity.
As we know Kegels have some great health benefits. Better bladder control, stronger orgasms, easier recovery after childbirth and preventing prolapse problems are the most important of them.
But Kegels can be boring. Actually, the challenge has always been motivating women to do regular Kegel exercise. A smart Kegel device can make it more interesting.
According to studies over 30% of women are not able to correctly contract their pelvic floor muscles without direct feedback. Now these smart devices seems to change things.
London, U.K. based Chiaro is a company that has been working on a smart kegel trainer device for 2 years according to TechCrunch. The company receives pre-orders for kegel device named Elvie. This device is inserted into the vagina and has multiple sensors. Elvie contains a dynamometer to measure force applied anywhere on the pod.
This device has no moving parts in it. The silicone tail is flexible. Elvie comes with a mobile application that help the user learn how to exercise their pelvic floor muscle. Bluetooth device built in the tail that sits outside of the body allows data transfer wirelessly. This way the user can keep track of a progress. Elvie has added an accelerometer that helps identify whether women are performing kegel exercises correctly: ie lifting up, rather than pushing down.
Elvie is smaller than competing devices. According to manufacturer women want it to be small. Elvie can be used in multiple configurations on the go, while walking or standing.
Update: Elvie smart pelvic floor exerciser is now available here on amazon.
You can find our full Elvie review here.
How to use Elvie – Video
The kGoal smart kegel trainer is the first device of this type that was launched on the market. The main parts of the device are placed in a silicone pillow. A built in sensor technology produces vibrations when the muscles squeezed around it, providing real time biofeedback. kGoal exerciser can measure intensity of squeezes and keep track of a muscle strength. Additionally kGoal can keep track of parameters such as: endurance, how many repetitions you have done and which exercises you did and when you did them.
To make this possible, kGoal exerciser is connected to a smart phone application wirelessly. This app can also show you how you can improve. It is possible to adjust the device’s pillow to fit your anatomy by adjusting the air pressure. According to manufacturer they are working on games and other interactions to make pelvic floor exercise more engaging. This device is also available on the market.
The following kegel device is named Skea (smart kegel exercise aid). The working principle of this tool is similar to kGoal. The main difference is that Skea uses video games that combines Kegel Exercise together. The game called “Alice in Continent” require the user to squeeze pelvic floor muscles in order to play the game. The device vibrates to confirm that she’s doing things right.
In addition to helping improve bladder control, the gadget promises all the usual benefits of kegel exercises. This includes, preparing pelvic muscles for pregnancy and improving sensations in women. This smart device have been in a Kickstarter’s pre-launched campaign. The gadget is already in production since exceeded its goal of $38,000.
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