Not so with Looncup , a smart menstrual cup that just zipped past its goal on Kickstarter, with 20 days to go. The unusual internal wearable, which its creators claim is the first of its kind, measures, tracks and analyzes the volume, color and regularity of your menstrual flow. Made of clear, medical grade silicone and embedded with a special sensor, the flexible, egg-sized receptacle even dispatches notifications to your smartphone or smartwatch to let you know when its full. Sayonara, dreaded mishaps, at least in theory. Related: These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding As the Bluetooth-enabled Looncup fills, it sends gentle alarms in increasing intervals to your smartphone, so youll always be aware of precisely when it needs to be emptied. Taking tracking your time of the month to the next level, it also detects the color of your fluid. Kate Lee, co-founder of Loon Labs, the San Francisco-based, 8-person startup behind the innovative device, says that analyzing the hue of the blood and tissue shed (via RGB sensor) offers a window into a womans overall health. Specifically, as she told Mashable , it could potentially lead to the earlier diagnosis of premature ovarian failure and uterine fibroids, among other health issues. Lee personally tested the battery-powered cup for functionality and fit, as did the four other females on her team. Loon Labs says you can think of its inaugural product as your monthly period partner, a good friend who drops by when you need her, helping you feel better yourself, and making sure you take care of your body during this special time. Sounds kind of dreamy, doesnt it?

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Emerging Options crowdfunding For Primary Issues Of Crowdfunding

These were the cities that most Internet-based startups turned to not only for exposure and resources but also because of the capital that is accessible there. Over the past few years, however, there has been a noticeable shift in the crowdfunding startup landscape. The Internet is doing to the crowdfunding industry what it has done to countless other industries in the economy: democratizing the process and making geographical barriers irrelevant. Crowdfunding for businesses is aimed at opening up capital formation across the country by pulling it into the new age. Now, many companies operating in the crowdfunding space are thriving in locations such as Cleveland (Crowdentials, Vestor, Crowdfund Insider), Salt Lake City (Crowdengine) and Nashville (InCrowd).

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