Femtech has recently experienced a boom in the past few years due to the growth in awareness of the needs of women, especially when it comes to the changes in their bodies. From tracking menstrual cycles to birth control, the industry continues to build quality-of-life solutions for women to be more comfortable as their body changes over time.
One change that mother-and-daughter tandem Debbie and Markea Dickinson want to put on the femtech spotlight is menopause. This is where Thermaband Zone comes in. It aims to ease up one of the many symptoms that women experience during the menopausal transition: hot flashes.
Cooling down body heat
The duo employs the help of TransMedia Group to help them build up awareness of menopause and the technology around it while breaking down the stigma on the subject. According to President of TransMedia Group Adrienne Mazzone, the fact that “over 1 million women hit menopause annually” has driven the Dickinsons to create Thermaband Zone to be a modern solution for an age-old problem.
The user wears the Thermaband Zone on the wrist, but the difference between this with any other wristband is that it detects any slight thermal changes in the user. Once that happens, the device would generate “battery-powered cooling to pulse points, while simultaneously tracking blood pressure and heart rate.” The aim is to help cool down a person’s body and provide relief when they experience hot flashes.
Hot flashes are one of the many telltale signs of a woman going through a menopausal transition. While it doesn’t seem like much, suddenly feeling hot for 30 seconds to half an hour can be very uncomfortable. It can also disrupt a person’s sleep and end up with them waking up all sweaty from the heat. The Thermaband Zone can alleviate some of that discomfort and aid in cooling the person off while asleep.
While the device isn’t considered a medical device, Debbie Dickinson hopes that Thermaband Zone will “[bring] self-care, sisterhood, and thermal-regulating technology to multi-generations of women”. At the moment, the company is accepting pre-orders. However, it is only available in the US and is priced at $199.
YouTube: Thermaband Founder Introduction
Photo credit: The feature image is symbolic and has been done by Toa Wathanasingh. The photo used in the body of the article is owned by Thermaband and has been provided for press usage. The infographic has been done by Statista.
Sources: PR Newswire / NIH