“It’s just switching what we think of typically as a negative health issue, something that we’re embarrassed about and don’t want to think about, and turning it into something positive,” says Tania Boler, the creator of Elvie Trainer, a hi-tech gadget that enables you to do kegel exercises perfectly, and makes it fun through gamification.
There are several causes of incontinence in women, such as menopause, childbirth, pregnancy, obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Menopause and childbirth are common causes of urinary incontinence among women. Many women have noticed incontinence episodes during menopause or after childbirth, as they lead to thinning of the lining of the urethra or weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles form the basis of your core stability and sexual health. They are responsible for bladder control in women, as they support the bladder, bowel, and the womb. Besides managing it with adult diaper pants, disposable underwear, or other incontinence products, there is one more effective way to manage incontinence, and that’s Kegel exercises!
Kegel exercises basically strengthen your pelvic floor. This is not only for women with incontinence, but also for those who prefer to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. Having a weak pelvic floor can not only lead to urinary incontinence, but can also ruin your well-being further by affecting your bladder control immensely.
Many women either do not try Kegel exercises due to laziness, or do it incorrectly which is even worse, as that can cause damage to the pelvic floor muscles. With that thought in mind and considering the lack of research on women’s health, Tania Boler decided to create a device that not only utilizes the concept of gamification to encourage Kegel exercises, but also tracks progress in real time. The ‘Elvie Trainer’ is a green pebble-shaped device that you’re supposed to insert inside the vaginal opening like a tampon, for as long as your exercise session lasts. Its tail is connected to a smartphone app via bluetooth that tracks your progress. It is 100% medical-grade silicone, with no detrimental chemicals and 100% waterproof. It is easy to clean, comfortable, easy to use, durable, and rechargeable. On a more interesting note, its size can be customized.
Here are a few more reasons why you should use the Elvie Trainer, during your Kegel exercises:
● Real-time assistance
It assists you in perfecting pelvic floor exercises by giving you biofeedback in real time, which is basically a mind-body technique that healthcare providers use to visualize movements.
● Advanced monitoring
Doing pelvic floor exercises the correct way is a must, in order to experience its benefits. So, the technology embedded in the Elvie Trainer gauges motion and force, to detect if the contraction is right or wrong, thereby enabling you to understand the perfect technique.
● Highly motivating
Through gamification, the Elvie Trainer has been made more interesting for people as it has a unique set of engaging 5 minute exercises, giving you a full workout session and tracking your progress in real-time.
● Created exclusively for women
This tiny hi-tech gadget was created exclusively for women, regardless of the body-type or size. It has won many awards and gained popularity among women all over the world. Not only that, it is recommended by health experts like obstetricians, personal trainers, and physiotherapists, which shows how effective it is.
So, if you are suffering from urinary incontinence and are supposed to manage it with adult diapers for women as well as Kegel exercises, but don't have enough motivation to do the latter, the Elvie Trainer is just what you need. It is all about changing how you perceive something, and this gadget can totally change your perception of Kegel exercises from ‘boring’ to ‘fun’.