Danish Startup Gives Optimism to Infertile Couples

By Nichole Schack 5 Min Read

It is a sad reality that many couples worldwide face: infertility. Statistically, 1 in 5 couples are infertile, and 40% of those are male-related. In Northern Europe, Western Europe, the United States and Canada alone, more than 8.5 million men are infertile. Infertility can cause couples to sever communication with each other, may eventually lead to a divorce and not to mention the grief that comes along with not being able to have children.

A male’s incapability to get a fertile female pregnant can be caused by many things which include but are not limited to:

  • Impaired shape and movement of sperm
  • Low sperm concentration
  • Varicocele
  • Undescended testicle
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Genetic defects
  • Infections
  • Impaired delivery of sperm

Male infertility can be detected by blood work, physical examination and/or semen sample.

But there is Hope

But what if there was a way that these couples could have children? A new startup company based in Denmark may have achieved just this. They are ExSeed Health, and with the help of Microptic Automatic Diagnostic Systems, they have developed a male fertility checking device that is smartphone compatible, which can test and improve the quality of sperm from the comfort of your home. That’s right – you can wear pajamas for this.

How does it Work?

Essentially, there are three steps to using this device. First, you insert the slide with your sample into the device. Second, place your phone on top of the device to start the analysis. Third, your results with personalized advice will appear in just a few seconds! Like magic, right? The app also has fertility experts available 24/7. You can make an appointment in just seconds and see a doctor in just minutes, all from the app. Again, you can be in pajamas for this. Seriously, what’s not to love so far?

So What Else?

The app will give you a range for the quality of your sperm such as low, moderate, normal or high. You can also keep a diary of all of your test results with a visible timeline. Likewise, the personal recommendations tell you how to improve in six key groups: exercise, supplements, stress, environments, nutrition, and sex. For example, it may tell you to take a thirty-minute walk, eat more fruit and vegetables or reduce stress (we all know how easy this one is).

The Technology Within

As mentioned before, ExSeed has partnered with Microptic Automatic Diagnostic Systems. Microptic is based in Barcelona, Spain and is a leading company in research, development, distribution, and installation of automatic diagnostic systems. Mircroptic created an advanced algorithm to give you accurate personal recommendations on how to improve your sperm quality.

This software uses best-in-class examination methods for high-accuracy analysis. The software is combined with SCA (Software Communications Architecture) which essentially allows the smartphone to 3D scan your sample. To learn more about Microptic, please visit https://www.micropticsl.com/. You can even request more information about their products, straight from their website. How convenient!

About ExSeed

ExSeed states their vision very clearly on their website:

We want to empower people to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle by unlocking the full potential of personal technology.

This startup company has been mentioned on the websites of Forbes and Business Insider, and they are definitely a company to watch in 2018. Forbes tells us on their website that:

…the unique device ExSeed has created (along with machine learning) will help millions of men and women avoid hormone treatments, invasive procedures, heartache and save healthcare systems billions.

Still Interested?

There has not been a lot of research conducted throughout the years for male infertility because many doctors recommend Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) or artificial insemination. But with ExSeed’s new device and app (backed my Microptic technology), many infertile couples can improve their chances of becoming pregnant and achieve their dreams of having children.

You can now sign up with your email address on ExSeed’s website (www.exseedhealth.com) in order to be notified when they open for preorders. If you still have questions about the new technology, shoot them an email (info@exseedhealth.com).

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