The PeriCoach System is a personalized device, web portal, and smart phone app for pelvic floor muscle training. Designed for home use, it is the first system that enables clinicians to remotely monitor and assess their patients’ Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy (PFMT).
A Positive Conservative Treatment Option
More and more women are seeking conservative, non-invasive solutions for treatment of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. What many don’t recognize is that ‘Kegel exercise’ could be the simple solution. Although women have a basic knowledge of pelvic exercises, they do not perform them properly or often enough (or properly) to have an impact on their PFD symptoms.
PeriCoach is a tool which can support an active physical therapy treatment regimen or be used at the patient’s convenience should specialty therapists not be an option. Furthermore, the ACP guidelines recommend pelvic floor exercises as the first line non-pharmacological treatment for stress urinary incontinence.
Value Of A Solution
In the US alone, it is estimated that women spend over $20 million annually to manage their incontinence. 70% of this was for routine costs like pads, support products, laundry, dry cleaning and odor products. This is just a slice of the global adult diaper market which is estimated to be at $5 billion!
All of this is to just manage, not to resolve their leaking issues.