Measuring pelvic floor muscles via smartphone
Dr Jennifer Kruger from the University of Auckland has won a grant from the Health Research Council to develop a way to measure pelvic floor muscle health using a smartphone.
“Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse affect one in four women,” says Dr Kruger, who leads the Auckland Bioengineering Institute’s Pelvic Floor Research Group.
“Weak pelvic floor muscles are usually part of the problem. But the good news is that a simple training programme can be effective in 70 percent of women - provided it is done correctly and kept up.”
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University of Auckland| Media Release on 11 April, 2017