Updated on December 18, 2023

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Created on September 26, 2019

SmartCycle®

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The SmartCycle® is a menstrual tracker created with and for adolescent girls to help them manage menstruation.

Developed By
  1. Be Girl
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

SmartCycle® is a miniature calendar disk designed to help girls track their menstrual cycle. The disk has numbers on the front and the back. Numbers on its front represent the days of the menstrual cycle for a typical 28-day cycle. On the back, icons represent each phase of the cycle according to the day. The disk can be used as a necklace or along with the personal items in their bag.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$5.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

BeGirl conducts workshops to create awareness in different parts of the world

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass produced

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from BeGirl's website.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Absorbency types

N/A

Absorbent base materials

N/A

Usability Features

Miniature Calendar Disk

Design Specifications

SmartCycle® Menstrual Tracker is a mechanical disk consisting of two dials. The number on the front represents the days for a 28 days cycle and at the back, the numbers represent the day's cycle. User can manually operate the disk as per the period cycle. The components are made out of plastic and the device can be used as a necklace using it as a pendant.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

There is no technical support provided and users are expected to maintain the product on their own.

Replacement Components

None

Lifecycle

5-10 years depending on the usage.  If handled with care it can last longer.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include portable, easy-to-use, and low-cost.

Vetted Performance Status

No testing has been completed

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Epstein, D. A., Lee, N. B., Kang, J. H., Agapie, E., Schroeder, J., Pina, L. R., … and Munson, S., 2017, Examining menstrual tracking to inform the design of personal informatics tools, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 6876-6888, ACM.

Moglia, M.L., Nguyen, H.V., Chyjek, K., Chen, K.T., and Castaño, P.M., 2016, Evaluation of smartphone menstrual cycle tracking applications using an adapted APPLICATIONS scoring system, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 127(6), pp. 1153-1160.

Mansfield, P.K., and Stubbs, M. L., 2004, Tracking the course of menstrual life: contributions from the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Womens Health Issues, 14, pp. 174-176.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Other Information

None

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