The Adam Sensor – a penis ring-shaped device – aims to discover the “Root cause of erectile dysfunction” in impotent men.

Attention, please! Men, now there is a device that can help you determine whether or not your penis is doing what it is supposed to do.

The Adam Sensor – developed by UK men’s health company Adam Health – is pretty straightforward. Before going to bed, users slide the rechargeable ring-shaped sensor over their penis and place it around the base of the shaft. A dressing is provided to act as a barrier between the skin and the ring.

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In describing the product on its website, Adam Health promises that “[t]The sensor is small, compact and completely unobstructed ”. It is designed to be worn while sleeping to prevent users from having to wake up to check on themselves.

While users close their eyes, the ring will measure the size and duration of the person’s erections.

An application on the user’s phone gathers / records this information to produce “A report of the erection activity of the night so that the person can see it in the morning”.

Adam Health director and co-founder Marinos Alexandrou hopes the new technology will make it easier for men to discover the reasons for their (potential) impotence. Simply put, there are two main reasons for this: a physical (organic) and a mental (psychogenic).

“If you are unable to get or maintain adequate erections, it may indicate that there is an underlying medical problem. ” Alexandrou said when speaking to the Daily Mail.

“In general terms, ‘physical’ or organic erectile dysfunction results from reduced blood flow to the penis caused by damage to the lining of the penile arteries.”

“As a result, all erections are affected by this.”

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“In the case of psychogenic erectile dysfunction, things like performance anxiety can cause a temporary reduction in blood flow to the penis and this causes a lack of erection,” said Alexandrou.

“Typically, patients complain of a lack of erections when trying to have sex when nighttime erections are normal.”

A healthy penis experiences three to five erections in a night. Each lasts about 45 minutes. During this time, the body floods the third leg with oxygenated blood to maintain its overall health.

Erectile dysfunction (aka impotence) is a medical condition related to a man’s ability “get” and maintain an erection suitable for sex.

According to Healthdirect, it “affect[s] around 1 in 5 men over 40 ”.

“About 1 in 10 men cannot get erections. The problem is more common in older men ”, their website reads.

The Adam sensor will be available for £ 50 (around AUD $ 92) from next April.