Women have a few techie products on the market to make pelvic floor muscle training, also known as kegel exercises, a bit more useful and involved. Men may soon see the VylyV sensor shorts come to market to help them do the same, but instead of helping to control urinary incontinence, the makers of the new device are promoting that it will help with things like “stamina”, “explosiveness”, and “control”.
The shorts have a small sensor that sits at the perineum, the area near the base of the penis, that detects muscle contractions. The sensor is based on a small ball that measures how much it’s squeezed by the nearby muscles, and acts as the core of the VylyV shorts. There’s also a wireless tracker within the shorts that counts steps and works as a relay to transmit readings coming from the muscle sensor.
The folks behind the VilyV shorts, having developed a few prototypes already, have gone the crowdfunding route to help bring their technology to market. Here’s a video from their Indiegogo campaign:
Here’s a video showing the development evolution of the VylyV: