Smart Belt with Infrared Technology, an IoT Based to Relieve Dysmenorrhea

One of Brawijaya University (UB) teams consisting of Latifa Khoirunnisa, Alfin Shidqi, Azizah Irbah Nur Mustafa, and Queen Qamaril Qolby A. T (Faculty of Medicine) and Beni Febriansyah (Faculty of Engineering) had the opportunity to present their research innovation proposal in the Student Creativity Program (PKM) this year. The team chaired by Latifa Khoirunnisa brought up the problem of abdominal pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea) as the background for the innovation being made. The innovation included in the PKM-KI (Innovation Work) scheme on this occasion is the Fashionable Smart Belt (FSB), a fashionable smart belt to relieve pain during menstruation. In working on the proposal until the realization of their work, this team was accompanied by Olivia Anggraeny, S.Gz,.M.Biomed as a lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The FSB belt can be used by teenage girls and adult women. This belt uses infrared rays as the main source of heat produced to relieve stomach pain during menstruation. Based on research results, infrared rays have been proven to be used to relieve muscle soreness and pain. This belt is designed with a fashionable shape so that it can also be a comfortable accessory for users to use anywhere and anytime.

This belt is based on the Internet of Things (IoT) connected to an Android application which is equipped with various supporting features that can help relieve pain such as physical activity reminders, music players for

relaxation, guidance for breathing relaxation or meditation, and massage at certain points, guidance for appropriate physical activity, guidance for breathing relaxation or meditation, as well as indicators to determine the level of pain that is being experienced. The entire process of activities in creating the FSB can be monitored in the team’s uploads on the Instagram social media page @ubfsb.id. Increasing women’s productivity by reducing perceived dysmenorrhea complaints is a big hope that this team wants to achieve with solid cooperation. [tim/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir]