Monday, June 17, 2024

Matri: Mainstreaming Menstruation With Pain Relief

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Two Bengali schoolboys used to make electronic gadgets for fun. One day in college these engineering students brainstormed about finding a solution to a common daily life problem. And they came up with Matri, a wearable electronic device to block menstrual pain—kudos, they thought about women’s problem!

In that part of the world, where even talking about menstruation is considered dirty and shameful, two innovators from Bengal, Rohan Roy and Roni Mondal, collaborated to relieve the pain of menstruating women with their unique device—Matri. But why?

Silifarm Team (L to R): Roni Mondal, CEO, Co-founder; Rohan Roy, COO, Co-founder; and Amit Dutta, CTO
Silifarm Team (L to R): Roni Mondal, CEO, Co-founder; Rohan Roy, COO, Co-founder; and Amit Dutta, CTO

Roy says, “We see our mothers and sisters facing the same problem. There are only two conventional remedies. Hot water bags, which can’t be carried in public places, and medicines have side effects. So, we brought Matri to this big and untouched market. It is a tiny, portable, rechargeable, and wearable electronic device which is completely non-invasive in nature.”

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In Bengali, Matri means mother. “In your tough days, it takes care just like a mother, hence the name,” remarks Mondal.



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