In 1986, Dr. Rechberg founded Valley-Electronics GmbH. Together with a team of gynecologists, software specialists, electrical engineers and designers, Valley-Electronics developed Baby-Comp - the first mini-computer to monitor the female cycle in the world. Baby-Comp used to be black or white with a straight sensor and a larger housing than the models you know today.
A first test was conducted in 1988 at the University of Düsseldorf, the leading German center for Fertility research of the time. A thorough study was performed under Prof. Freundl to check if Baby-Comp was as reliable as its developers believed it was.
Lady-Comp and Baby-Comp did not only allow simple temperature analysis. They provided users with their daily fertility status and with detailed statistics such as average cycle length, day of ovulation, variances within the cycle and progesterone deficiencies. Each lady was free to consult her personal data on screen or to ask for special print-outs to her own convenience.
1992 Prof Martinez, Amsterdam, Neatherlands
1992 Prof. Freundl, Barcelona Kongress, Spain
1994 Prof. Wildt, Erlangen, Germany
1997 Prof. Dessole, Saassari, Italy
The result was striking and confirmed the reliability of the method. The pearl index was calculated to be of 0.7, meaning that green days under the Lady-Comp method were nothing less than 99,3% reliable. No other fertility monitor could compare to that level of security.
In 2010, the Polish Gynecologicals Society performed its own independent study based on 3,332 cycles from 510 women. The resulting Pearl-Index confirmed the earlier study once again.
This new model would allow women more freedom, more control and more flexibility - which is what Lady-Comp was always about. Users can now integrate and download their own data, carry their device along easily, enter personal observation, consult statistics on the coloured and fun display and much more. Needless to say, the new Lady-Comp model was a full success.
We are proud to carry on with Dr. Rechberg's work and make it a priority to keep his genuine care for women alive in all of our decisions. Lady-Comp was created with the ladies in mind and at heart and it will carry on for as long as women need to be taken care of.