Cycle is a reusable pregnancy test and fertility monitor. With tests being single-use this not only has huge environmental implications, but also has huge cost implications for women struggling to conceive. Cycle aims to reduce these environmental and cost implications, meanwhile enhancing the testing experience.
Cycle in UseCycle allows users to select between pregnancy and ovulation mode and allows users to reveal the results when they are ready.
Cycle in UseBiodegradable strips can be ejected after use.
Cycle LidThe Cycle lid allows for hygienic use.
Cycle and Cleaning StripCycle comes with a cleaning strip which can be used between uses when cleaning the device.
Cycle PackagingCycle has been designed to ensure the user experience is enjoyable from the point of purchase. This starts with the unboxing experience.
Cycle AppThe Cycle App allows fertility monitoring and results tracking, meanwhile providing emotional support and encouraging sustainable behaviour.
User TestingUser Testing with one of many participants.
Design for ManufactureExploded view of device, presenting the internal components and DFM details.
It is estimated that 1 in 7 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Due to the inherent characteristics of fertility problems, women often test for pregnancy monthly. Despite the prevalence of fertility problems, current pregnancy tests on the market are single-use, which not only has environmental implications but also demands a costly investment from this user group.
Cycle is a reusable pregnancy test and fertility monitor. By combining fertility and pregnancy testing into one reusable device, it aims to reduce the cost and environmental implications imposed on women struggling to conceive when testing for pregnancy and fertility. Biodegradable pregnancy and ovulation strips can be inserted into the device for testing, these are ejected after use and the reusable cleaning strip can then be used to help clean the device.
Test results can be revealed on the device accounting for the emotional and sensitive aspects of the testing process. The Cycle app can provide insightful data based on the fertility and pregnancy results, informing users when is best to try and conceive and when is best to test for pregnancy, so to reduce the unsustainable behaviours associated with this user group. Emotional support is also provided based on your results.
Cycle not only aims to reduce the environmental and cost implications on women struggling to conceive. But it aims to make a potentially difficult and emotional journey far better.