Korean-based Looncup, a real-time smart menstrual cup monitor, has almost tripled its Kickstarter goal with $141,000 USD pledged of a $50,000 goal. The modified cup lets the user know when it’s time to clean and replace it, as well as calculating flow volume and potential health problems.

“When we first launched our product, there were many users that had negative thoughts on our product, asking: should menstrual cup really need to be smart?” said Hwang Ryong said in an interview with TechNode. 

Hwang got the idea from his girlfriend, who complained that it was difficult to predict when the cups should be replaced. Currently menstrual cups are more efficient than alternative means because they are replaced less often and have a minimal environmental impact.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com