Location: India and United States
Inito’s at-home fertility test doesn’t only predict the fertile window, but also checks for ovulation by testing two different hormones.
A traditional ovulation predictor kit doesn’t test if ovulation has occurred. It only predicts that ovulation is more likely to happen in the following two days by measuring a female hormone in the urine called luteinising hormone. Up to 37% of cycles don’t result in ovulation, which is important information to know when trying to conceive.
For a more accurate alternative, Inito has developed a test strip that measures oestrogen, as rising levels indicate ovulation, and luteinising hormone to predict the fertile window. The device provides up to the six most fertile days that are likely to result in conception.
The Inito at-home fertility test is simple to use for a clinical level of accuracy. The initial purchase includes the fertility monitor and fifteen test strips. The fertility monitor is a small device that mounts onto the user’s smartphone and displays results via a mobile app. After the user dips the test strip in their urine sample, they slide it into the monitor and results are displayed quickly. Test strip refills are available.
According to the company, using the fertility monitor and strips to predict the fertile days can increase the likelihood of getting pregnant by up to 89%. The app improves with time as it learns about the user’s body patterns; this is achieved with use over two to three cycles.