Wristband that alerts husbands to PMT

A new gadget may help give husbands an advanced warning when their wives are suffering from PMT

A new wristband, which monitors subtle changes in a woman’s body temperature during her monthly cycle, could warn men when women are suffering from pre-menstrual tension.

Inventor Karl Dorn says the idea came to him while chatting with male friends about their domestic woes. The 43-year-old plaster from Essex has now won a place in the final of a local entrepreneurial competition to win £100,000 for his money-spinning idea.

Dubbed ‘Help for Husbands’, Dorn says: ‘It’s a visual aid for men so they can be a little bit more understanding at certain times of the month.

‘Through my research, I’ve found out that women’s body temperatures increase at certain times of the month. It’s a very taboo issue – I was a bit concerned about putting it forward – but if you can help couples understand each other and communicate better that’s got to be a good thing.’

Among the other weird and wonderful contending ideas in the competition, funded by millionaire theme park boss Philip Miller, are a GPS toddler tracking monitor and an above ground eco-friendly burial system.

Mr. Miller says: ‘It has been an incredibly tough decision to pick just 10 to take to the next stage and. Along with the entire panel, I am looking forward to giving them a good grilling.’

Mr. Dorn says he estimates the wristbands would sell for a few pounds and would feature a small thermometer that responds to variations in temperature by changing colour.

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