The app that can tell if you're pregnant

While waiting for the results, be calmed by a video of puppies. Photo / iStock
While waiting for the results, be calmed by a video of puppies. Photo / iStock

"My pregnancy test keeps crashing" is not a sentence most of us would ever imagine saying.

But it could become a regular utterance with the launch of an iPhone app that tells you whether or not you're pregnant. But you still have to pee on a stick.

Released by First Response, the Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test is the first-ever Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test and was launched at a Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas this week.

The stick, which looks like a regular pregnancy test, works by synchronising with a smartphone app via Bluetooth.

After peeing on the stick, the app detects a sample and notifies the user. There's still an anxiety ridden three minute countdown but the app attempts to subdue this by selecting "Calm Me," "Educate Me," or "Entertain Me" to learn about fertility or watch puppy videos to ease your nerves.

When the time is up, a secure code is requested to reveal results. Depending on whether or not you are expecting, the app offers a series of suitable "next steps".

Test results can also be stored as a fertility record while for mums-to-be, the app can predict a due date, pregnancy milestones, suggest questions to ask the doctor, set reminders about appointments and store updates about the baby's growth.

The app will be available as a free download for iOS and Android users.

- nzherald.co.nz

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