What is the femfit®?
The femfit® is a medical device that is designed to help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, target their pelvic floor muscles to restore and maintain their pelvic floor strength and health.
How does the femfit® work?
The femfit® uses biofeedback which helps you become aware and in control of your pelvic floor muscles. The device is worn internally and as you contract your pelvic floor muscles pressure sensors detect the movement and send signals via Bluetooth to the femfit® app on your phone and/or tablet. There are eight pressure sensors on your femfit, each one represented by a pink or blue bar on the app. Try to keep the pink bars higher than the blue bars during a contraction. When you are contracting correctly, a bird flies along a path which guides you through a programme of pelvic floor muscle exercises.
These exercises have been designed by experts and clinically shown to increase pelvic floor muscle strength and coordination. The femfit® is able to show you exactly what is happening during this process and will help you do this correctly.
What is a healthy pelvic floor?
Effective pelvic floor muscle exercises can increase the strength and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles. These qualities mean that the muscle(s) have the best chance of functioning well. A well functioning and strong pelvic floor will help you gain control of your leaky bladder (urinary incontinence). Good pelvic floor health may reduce future issues such as pelvic organ prolapse. A strong fully functioning pelvic floor may also allow you to return to activities that previously caused leaks.
Is the femfit® clinically proven to work?
The team at JUNOFEM pride themselves on the extensive research that underpins the femfit. The exercise programme that has been used for the app was designed by a global expert in Canada. (C2004 Chantal Dumoulin, Pelvic floor muscle exercise programme: Université de Montréal. All rights reserved.) The programme was developed and tested following individual pelvic floor muscle instruction by a trained physiotherapist. It has been shown to lead to a resolution of urinary incontinence symptoms for women who complete the programme. It does rely on the user being able to contract their pelvic floor muscles, correctly. If you are unable to visualise a pelvic floor muscle contraction using the femfit® as directed, please contact your clinician/physiotherapist.
What is the femfit® made of? Is it medical grade?
The femfit® is made of medical grade silicone, and all aspects of the design and components follow regulatory requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) and ISO13485 for medical device products.
Can I use the femfit® while pregnant?
We currently do not recommend the use of the femfit® during pregnancy, as clinical studies for this use have not been completed. You can however use the app alone without the device to guide you through the exercises at any time. We recommend waiting 6 weeks after you have had your baby before using the femfit® and always recommend you complete postnatal checks with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise programme.
Can I use the femfit® with a prolapse?
It will be useful if you have a mild or moderate pelvic organ prolapse, however with a more advanced prolapse it may be difficult to keep the femfit® in place. You may choose to do all the exercises in the lying position.
Will my data be shared with anyone?
We store data from your device, to help us develop algorithms to track your pelvic floor exercise technique and progress. This will support providing feedback on progress to you. We will not share your personal details with any third party without your permission.
How safe is the femfit®?
The femfit® is a low risk (Class 1) medical device. All aspects of the femfit® design and components follow regulatory requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) and ISO13485 for medical device products. The femfit® has undergone extensive evaluation including electro-magnetic compatibility, biocompatibility and electrical safety testing.
Do I need to see a clinician before using the femfit®?
You can choose to use the femfit® with or without the guidance of a medical professional.
Can I use the femfit® with an intrauterine device (IUD)?
Yes, it is safe to use the femfit® with an IUD.
Can I share my device with another person?
No, the device is for a single user only.
Is my phone/tablet compatible with the femfit® app?
The app is available for both Android and iOS devices:
For Android devices, download the App from the Google Play store by searching “femfit”.
For iOS devices, download the App from the App store by searching “femfit”.
What size is the femfit® device?
The inserted component of the femfit® device is very thin and approximately the length of your middle finger. The device is made from a flexible silicone material for a comfortable fit and is approximately 24mm wide, 4mm thick and 80mm long.