Power to the Period

using menstrual blood to diagnose diseases

Sabine Richter

Oktober / October - 2021

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Master of Arts


Every month menstrual fluid provides important biomarkers for better health care. It can be analysed to provide insights about the female body or provide information about nutrient deficiencies. ›PeriodCheck‹ is a concept for a service consisting of a home test kit and software for testing menstrual blood at home. In the familiar environment at home, the period blood is analysed for blood sugar, vitamin D or iron, for example. Therefor it uses the test-specific cartridges, a special cup and an input sensor. The test results can be read directly in the app. In this way, users are supported in self-determined health care and have access to their body's data.