The Livia device.
It sounds like the cross between a vital organ and a star-sign but it’s promising women an instant solution to a persistent problem: period pain.
The end of period pain.
The Israeli company that produces the device (and also bears its name) says its new electronic offering is the ‘off-switch for menstrual pain’.
The device is said to work by producing an electronic frequency that penetrates and soothes the cramping muscles.
The result is said to be instantaneous and will continue as long as the product is attached.
The company have created a created an online crowdfunding campaign for the device that has raised almost $400, 000 towards its creation.
Chief medical adviser for Livia, Bari Kaplan, told Cosmopolitan the device was able to block pain without interfering with usual body function.
"Mainly it's working on a thing that we call the gate pathway," Kaplan said. "It blocks any pain sensation message that's going through the spinal cord. Everything else will continue normally, it doesn't change the flow [of your period]."
The device advertises itself as a drug-free solution to an issue that often sees sufferers self-medicating with over-the-counter purchases. The device also claims to bear no side-effects and be a one-off purchase that can be used 'for years'.