The requirement was to develop a medical device to accurately monitor the basal body temperature over a period of time to predict when ovulation will occur and give guidance on the optimum period for conception. Fertility Focus had developed the algorithms sensor technology and Maddison was to create a device that captures this data and interprets for the user.
Maddison conducted user research for this product to ensure we were sensitive to the emotional context and unique user requirements of the product. The wireless sensing probe needed to be non-threatening, easy to use and comfortable to wear for relatively long periods of time overnight. It must be easy to handle, wash and place on the reader in the morning. The user interface controls and displays needed to be very simple and intuitive to read for the user, yet also provide enough data to clinicians should consultations be required.
Maddison created a sensitive design of the probe, reader and user interface which was intuitive to use. The device has been successful and the company continues to expand and take the Ovusense product forward.