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Jessica Walter, MDBy Jessica Walter, MD
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Jessica Walter, MDBy Jessica Walter, MD
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 31 2015 11:21 AM UTC +00:00

About

Oviary works with any shaped blister pack!
Oviary works with any shaped blister pack!

Oviary has a simple mission. We want to bring birth control (aka the Pill) from the 1960s to the 21st century. Our technology fits into the lives of modern women on the Pill. It can store all the different shapes and sizes of blister packs out there. The device is connected wirelessly so it can notify users via a text message or app notification when a dose is missed.

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"This new device ensures that you'll never forget to take your pill again."

 "This Device Could Make Remembering To Take The Pill Way Easier. Check your texts."

"Birth control that texts you if you forget."

We ran the numbers - what if every birth control user was a perfect user?

More than 10.5 million American women take birth control. It is the number one choice for contraception. Unfortunately, only half of all Pill users take birth control perfectly.

If everyone in America on The Pill took it perfectly, here's what would happen.

  • As a country, we would save $5.3 billion dollars a year 
  • Women would save $760 million dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare costs on pregnancy tests, Plan B and co-payments 
  • 770,000 fewer unintended pregnancies a year 
  • 270,000 fewer abortions a year

Enter Oviary - Easy to install. Way more than just an app.

Step 1

Take your existing blister pack and pop it into the device.
Take your existing blister pack and pop it into the device.

 Step 2

Hold the button on the bottom of the lid.
Hold the button on the bottom of the lid.

Step 3

Download our custom app. Connect Oviary to your home WIFI and input your cell phone number. Answer a few simple questions about when you usually take your pill (morning or evening). Setting up Oviary would be as simple as setting up Nest®.

The device has its own built-in alarm function set to a 24 hour cycle. It immediately provides visual information for how a user is doing.

A green LED for a dose taken on time. A blinking green LED for a dose to be taken today. A red LED for a missed dose.
A green LED for a dose taken on time. A blinking green LED for a dose to be taken today. A red LED for a missed dose.

What if I miss a dose?

Text message #1: The first text message is sent when a user is at risk of missing her dose in any given day. This is timed so that if a user can take the Pill in time, then we don't count it as a missed dose.

Text message #2: The second text is sent after a user has missed her dose for the day. More importantly, Oviary provides information on how to stay protected.  

Often, women only get a one month supply of birth control at a time from their insurance company. Oviary makes sure that a user remembers to pick up a refill on time, every time.

For women who take their blister packs with them, Oviary is portable. If you're off on a business trip, Oviary can come with you.

Easy to dock and undock.
Easy to dock and undock.

When birth control was first approved in the 1960s, it started a revolution.

Packaging hasn't changed much in the last 50 years.

We want to make every user of the pill a perfect user. We want to save millions of women the anxiety of pregnancy tests and Plan B every year. We want to make a dent in the billions of dollars we spend every year on unintended pregnancies. Oviary wants to ally with birth control users and their partners worldwide.

Join us in making the Pill more effective for women everywhere by backing our Kickstarter campaign. 

Let’s start another revolution together.

A little bit more of the team.

What do you get when you put two doctors, a designer and an engineer together? Awkward party conversation. After that, sometimes really good ideas are born...no pun intended. Our fearless leader, Jessie, counsels women everyday about contraception as a resident-physician in OB-GYN. Nate cut his teeth at Apple working on early generation iPods. Steve has experience starting medical device companies that have been featured in Fortune. Ed is an award-winning designer that has worked on both products and buildings.

Ultimately, we are team absolutely passionate about women's health. To us, Oviary isn't just a startup. It's a cause.

Risks and challenges

Shipping a hardware product always bring up challenges. With two engineers on the team, we understand that delays can happen. Oviary has spent over 1.5 years in development. We led all of the design, hardware and software work ourselves.

We're confident that we'll be able to provide clear specifications for our mobile app developer to deliver a user-ready app that meets our standards. We have existing relationships with highly rated overseas manufacturers in China. They have a proven track record of delivering materials on time that meet our high expectations.

While we've never run a campaign ourselves, we've got close friends who have. We have done the research into all the necessary parts of successfully taking a campaign to its conclusion: getting backers their rewards. We're confident that we've got a handle on how to do this right, and the resources to help navigate any unforeseen pitfalls along the way.

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    For your pledge, you'll receive three Oviary devices in white. This comes out to less per unit than the pre-order price of $79.

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    For this amazing pledge, you'll get to pick your own color for your Oviary. Our design team will work with you directly to create a special, personalized device. We don't plan to offer this ever again.

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    For this incredible pledge, you'll get to pick your own color and work with our design team to make it happen! You'll also have the ability to have a special laser engraved message on your device.

    In addition, you'll receive a poster sized blueprint of our design sketches signed by all the team members. Finally, we'd love to welcome you to Chicago for an evening to have dinner with whole team.

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