This week’s innovations include an app that helps women through their pregnancy and a pacemaker made from the heart's own cells
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include an app that helps women through their pregnancy and a pacemaker made from the heart's own cells. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.
App Guides Expectant Mothers Through All Stages Of Pregnancy Glow Nurture is a mobile app that helps women conceive, and advises them during every step of their pregnancy. Along with guidance on prenatal nutrition and milestones to watch for, the app provides a community for women and partners to discuss their experiences with the pregnancy process. When women log into Glow Nurture, they can record their personal information and symptoms. The app then compares women’s personal data to what has been gathered on the site. For instance, if a woman has a particular concern, she can enter in her information and the database in Glow Nurture will compare that information with the research gathered. If the symptom or questions seems to be a particular concern, the app will tell the woman whether she should see her doctor and what to ask. The app has helped more than 20,000 women get pregnant in the past year.