SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Minna Life (www.minnalife.com), a company that creates products to improve sexual health and well-being, today announced the availability of kGoal, its interactive training system (device + app) for pelvic floor exercise. kGoal is the first smart Kegel exerciser to offer a squeezable air pillow that leverages 360 degree sensing technology and real-time tactile biofeedback to help motivate and guide women during every exercise routine.
Strong pelvic floor muscles play a vital role throughout the female lifespan including pregnancy, the postpartum period, menopause and beyond. In addition to enhancing the sexual response, Kegel exercises improve core strength, an important factor in posture and balance and promote good bladder control.
"Pelvic floor muscles are some of the most underrated muscles in the female body," said Liz Miracle, MSPT, WCS: Pelvic Floor Specialist at Minna Life. "The reality is that strong, healthy pelvic floor muscles help manage changes in the body during significant life stages, yet most women don't exercise the area because they don't know if they are contracting their muscles correctly or they consider the exercise too boring."
In its new What's Your Kegel IQ? survey, Minna Life found that 17 percent of women do not know what Kegel exercises are and over half of 18-44 year olds either aren't sure or don't know how to perform Kegel exercises correctly. Furthermore, when asked when women should start practicing pelvic floor exercises, 53 percent of respondents admitted to not knowing; meanwhile, 46 percent aren't sure which methods are used to practice these exercises.
The survey also found a disconnect between women who perceive themselves as suffering from incontinence (21%) and those that experience accidental urine leakage while running, laughing, sneezing or coughing (54%). Women associate the term incontinence with old age, when in reality any leakage at all is considered incontinence. Even though urine leakage is common, it is not normal and affects both mature and young women alike.
The kGoal product and app will enable users to track and view their progress in an easy-to-read dashboard that is designed to constantly evolve. The platform will also provide users with games and other interactions that are tailored to their capabilities to encourage women to exercise consistently and thus addresses one of the biggest problems with pelvic floor exercise.
Key Device Features
- Tactile biofeedback: 360 degree sensing technology provides real-time feedback via touch and sight
- Performance tracking: measure and track a variety of pelvic floor muscle performance metrics
- Customized workout routines: algorithms create tailored workouts based on the user's capabilities and guidance from Minna Life's team of experts
- Comfort: the squeezable air pillow can be adjusted to fit the anatomy of the user, even as it changes over time
- Compatible with iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 capability
- Constructed of medical grade silicone and comes with a travel friendly USB charger
Minna Life will begin shipping kGoal at the end of January. The app will be available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play. To learn more about Minna Life or to order kGoal, please visit www.minnalife.com.
About Minna Life
Minna Life creates products that improve the sexual health and well-being of women. The company's revolutionary air pillow sensing technology enables a first-of-its-kind tactile biofeedback experience that has been the recipient of coveted awards for product design excellence, including the IDEA and Spark Awards. Launched via Kickstarter, Minna Life's highly anticipated connected pelvic floor exerciser, kGoal, received $267,000 in pre orders within its six-week campaign. Minna Life is located in San Francisco, California.
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SOURCE Minna Life