For many women, having weak pelvic floor muscles is not a funny topic. Poor bladder control, post-pregnancy complications, and even sexual activity can be influenced by how strong the muscles are down there. There is an exercise that one can do (Kegel exercise) to train those muscles, but it is pretty boring and tedious, which today means it’s time to bring in sensors, smartphones, and quantification. A new device called kGoal may soon be available to make pelvic floor exercises fun again without resorting to good old sex.
The kGoal is a Kegel exercise tool that measures when it’s compressed, sharing its data with a smartphone app that displays the results. The device combined with the app can help make sure the exercises are performed with the right speed and intensity, and the developers are even planning on developing games that could be played with the pelvic floor to make the exercise routines more fun. Finally, exergaming is catching up with the 21st century.
The team behind the kGoal is currently raising money to commercialize the device through Kickstarter and here’s a video introducing it to the crowds:
Link: kGoal on Kickstarter…
(hat tip: Engadget)