Vivoo brings urine tests home with a strip and a phone @ CES 2022 - Show Notes

Vivoo brings urine tests home with a strip and a phone @ CES 2022

Friday Mar 4, 2022 (00:09:20)


If you're like most people, you probably don't enjoy going to the doctor's office for a urine test. But what if there was a way to take those tests at home, in just two minutes, and get personalized insights and recommendations based on your results? Vivoo is your personal solution to this problem and more with its at-home test strips and mobile phone-based analysis platform.

What is Vivoo?

Vivoo is the world's first at-home health tracker that uses urine to provide personalized insights and recommendations. You simply use the test strip and your mobile phone to take the test and receive your results instantly. The platform also monitors your hydration, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin C, salt intake, urine pH, ketones, and kidney function.

The platform was created with two goals in mind: to help people become more aware of their health and to make it easier for them to take actionable steps towards improving their health. It does this by providing personalized insights and recommendations based on your urine test results.

How Vivoo works

Vivoo is simple and easy to use. Just use a test strip and your mobile phone to take the test. Within two minutes, you will receive your results along with personalized insights and recommendations. The system makes it easy for you to monitor your health and make changes that can improve your overall well-being.

The test strips (of which there have been two generations) are designed with a series of individual tests on a single strip. Each one is a distinct color that changes colors under certain circumstances. Once you take a photo of the strip, the app is able to analyze the color to determine one of many health and wellness statistics.

The team announced Vivoo Generation Two test strips at the show. Vivoo Generation Two test strips offer a more accurate and precise way to monitor your health. The new and improved Vivoo app also includes a revamped user interface and new features, such as the ability to track your progress over time, set goals, and receive personalized tips and advice.

There are many reasons why Vivoo is the best at-home health tracker on the market. The system was created with the help of leading experts in nutrition, fitness, and technology. Their urine test is based on the latest medical research and provides you with personalized insights and recommendations that are tailored to your specific needs. Vivoo also has a team of experts who are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your health.

How Vivoo can help you

Vivoo can help you improve your overall health in many ways. The urine test can help you assess your hydration levels, magnesium and Vitamin C levels, uric acid levels, and more. The personalized insights and recommendations will help you make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle that can improve your health. The company is also an excellent resource for people who are managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.


Start improving your health today with Vivoo! To learn more about the test strips or to purchase them for yourself, you can had to the company's website or their Amazon store.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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Scott Ertz (00:21)

We have our next guest here already. Hello.

Miray Tayfun (00:26)

Hi, Scott, how are you?

Scott Ertz (00:27)

Fantastic yourself.

Miray Tayfun (00:29)

Great. Thank you so much for asking.

Scott Ertz (00:32)

Go ahead and introduce yourself for me.

Miray Tayfun (00:34)

Sure. I'm Miray, the co-founder and CEO of Vivoo. And today we are launching our new product, Vivoo version 2.0.

Scott Ertz (00:41)

All right, and tell me about Vivoo.

Miray Tayfun (00:44)

So Vivoo is a valid sap that guides users to a healthier lifestyle based on their body's needs. And it's a little bit like your Apple Watch, but instead of your arm or your wrist, it's for your urine. So we have a urine test that looks like this. What you do is urinate on this colorful area and take a picture with the Vivoo app. And instantly you'll be getting your results like your Hydration, pH, Ketones, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Salt Consumption, and goes on. You can also connect your variables and get personalized recommendations. We're giving free sticks to everybody who visits our booth. So you're welcome.

Scott Ertz (01:24)

Okay, all right. So I'm going to take a guess at how this works. Each of the little diamonds is a different test. And the result changes the color in different ways. And the photo is then being able to, with image processing, analyze what the result of the stick is.

Miray Tayfun (01:45)

Perfect. So each of the squares have chemical reagents that interact with urine. Let's say based on your calcium level, it has different levels of color changes, and our machine learning enhanced image processing algorithm can capture the color changes as accurately as laboratory tests. So you can take this term at home. This is a truly at home test. Just like the ones you have to collect your sample at home, send it to a lab and wait for a month. No, it's just two minutes.

Scott Ertz (02:14)

Okay, that is super cool.

Miray Tayfun (02:16)

Thank you.

Scott Ertz (02:18)

And I like the idea of being able to do it through a photo as opposed to having to like, do temporary pairing of the device every time because you know, there are other health devices, you know, disposable wearables, where you have to Bluetooth, pair them all the time and stuff like that. And that's you definitely don't want to do that with something that is urine-related.

Miray Tayfun (02:39)

Yeah, yeah. Like, what we try to do is make it as simple as possible. I'm a user myself. I use all the products out there, I have my aura ring, I have my watch, I have I did all the tests. What we try to do is simplify the process and as easy to understand as possible so consumers can get the best of the benefits of self-tracking. Yeah, we got great visibility in CES. So we're so happy we launched our product here.

Scott Ertz (03:07)

Yeah, for sure. It seems like you're like, it's like, super core, like the place where your booth is. There's a lot of activity happening on the back set of your shot.

Miray Tayfun (03:17)

It's a cool booth. Yeah, my friends are pitching to people. We're testing obviously, it's like closing down slowly. I think we've been in the market since 2020 with version 1.0. But with this version, we added like calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and variable integration. So we expanded the world of people.

Scott Ertz (03:36)

Very cool. So I'm looking in the Twitch chat. And I see as a person with potassium issues, this would be pretty great to have.

Miray Tayfun (03:45)

Yeah, like, enjoy it. You can visit us on or you can also reach it, we sell on Amazon as well in the United States, Canada, and UK. So you can get

Scott Ertz (03:57)

Okay, and what is the expected price? What will we expect to pay for these tests?

Miray Tayfun (04:05)

Yeah, like affordability is a really important issue for us. Like we wanted our product to be affordable. So our previous version starts at $2 a test. And this version starts at $5 a test. So it's the same price as a cup of coffee, I guess.

Scott Ertz (04:22)

Okay, yeah, I just jumped on Amazon to look it up. And yeah, you've added a lot of tests in the second generation based entirely on how many little colors I'm seeing on the original strip.

Miray Tayfun (04:38)

Yeah, yeah, we added a lot. Let me show you actually, wait. So this is the previous version and this is a new version. So I can see like we added a lot of new metrics.

Scott Ertz (04:48)

Yeah, for sure. That's fantastic. How did the company get started? Why is this something that you and your team wanted to tackle?

Miray Tayfun (05:00)

Great question. Sorry for that. Somebody is creating a buzz. I'm a bioengineer, and I'm a biohacker myself. I've been trying all the products out there, and what I was having trouble with, but like these variables, they're great. They're simple, but the data is pretty narrow. Your set heart rate, etc, sleep. That's it. And when you do at-home lab tests, you collect your sample, send it to a lab, they're so expensive, it takes so long to get the results. And once you get it, it's just some data points on the references, it doesn't tell you how you can improve it, what you should be doing next, etc. So I have worked with urine tests before in a hospital, the similar technology is actually practiced every day in all the laboratories for urinalysis. What they do is dip this stick into urine and put it into an optical reader. And by the time you started this company in 2017, cell phone cameras were super, getting super advanced. So we wanted to combine these two technologies and make it as English as possible. So people can understand their results. Like rather than specific gravity, your hydration score, like rather than ascorbic, because it's your vitamin C levels, and it comes with personalized recommendations, so you can actually improve your metrics. And you can see week to week changes.

Scott Ertz (06:18)

Very cool. It's a fascinating product. And I'm making the assumption that these are one-time test strips.

Miray Tayfun (06:30)

Yes, they are. Yeah, you pee, and you scan, then you throw it off. But like this is for example for a monthly pack. It comes with four tests, one for each week.

Scott Ertz (06:41)

Okay. Understood. Yeah, that, obviously, that's not something that you would want to reuse really. Even if it was possible.

Miray Tayfun (06:52)

Some customers say?

Scott Ertz (06:55)


Miray Tayfun (06:57)

Don't. Throw it. Dispose of it please after use. Yeah.

Scott Ertz (07:01)

Especially since you can literally just if you wanted to keep the data separate from the app, you can just take a picture of the thing.

Miray Tayfun (07:08)

Yeah, that's correct. Your data will be here, forever. For free. By the way, you can track all your progress for each metric we launched.

Scott Ertz (07:18)

Okay, and you said that it can connect to others, to other health things and track data from there, too.

Miray Tayfun (07:25)

That's another update made for version 2.0. And it is super exciting because now it grabs my sleep data from Apple, it grabs my magnesium and hydration from Vivoo. And it gives me a combined sleep plan for me. So it's much more advanced compared to the products out there. Like you know, they'll only show you, hey, time in bed, time asleep. That's it, like now with Vivoo, you can actually have insight. You can receive insights to improve those metrics. Yeah.

Scott Ertz (07:52)

That is super cool. Did you say that version 2.0 is on the market? Or is it coming soon?

Miray Tayfun (07:59)

Yes, version 2.0 is in the market on our website. And in Amazon, we have our version 1.0, but in two weeks, we will switch that too.

Scott Ertz (08:06)

Got it. Very cool. So if you want one now, go over to the website.

Miray Tayfun (08:12)

Scott Ertz (08:12)

Yeah. Perfect. Perfect. Well, thank you so much for talking to me about this today. Medical technology enhancements for consumers have been a huge part of CES the last couple of years and this is a really easy and cool part of the space.

Miray Tayfun (08:32)

Thank you for having me. Thank you so much, Scott.

Scott Ertz (08:35)

Absolutely. And enjoy the last little bit of the show. Thank you.

Erin Hurst (08:43)

TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.

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