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CES 2019: App helps pregnant women monitor health risks — VIDEO

Updated January 8, 2019 - 6:21 pm

Efelya, a web-based app out of France, was created to help pregnant women monitor their potential health risks after co-founder Florine Duplessis battled her own high-risk pregnancy, her brother and the company’s COO, Nicolas Duplessis, said at CES Tuesday.

The app, which launched Sunday, uses self-input data on blood type, age, weight, height and other medical history to determine a patient’s risk for developing six common health-related complications.

When a health factor changes, inputting that data into what Efelya calls a “pregnancy passport” keeps the risk profile and history up-to-date.

It’s intended to help prevent high-risk pregnancies by compiling international research data reviewed by a panel of scientists to provide medical advice for users, Duplessis said, adding the disclaimer that it doesn’t replace a visit to the doctor.

“So it’s a simple questionnaire,” he said. “As we enter information, the algorithm can calculate automatically the risk that can happen.”

The web-based application is free to use at efelya.com. Within the next half year, Duplessis said the company plans to launch a premium phone app.

More than 180,000 are at CES, which runs Tuesday through Friday. More than 4,400 exhibiting companies are showcasing across more than 2.9 million net square feet of space.

Contact Jessie Bekker at jbekker@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4563. Follow @jessiebekks on Twitter.

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