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Patient develops wearable for Asthma

Ana Duarte 于 2017-01-31 16:48 分享

About the solution

This device consists of a complete redesign of existing aerosol inhalers, having the unique feature of being the first wearable patch that tracks respiratory health. The tracking is made thanks to a mobile app, via bluetooth.

The patch that attaches on the ski is similar to a stethoscope and keeps track of the changes in the upper respiratory tract, through piezoelectric sensing picking up wheeze frequencies, flux in inspiration/expiration ratio etc.

Katherine was inspired by the fact that she is an asthmatic and knows how many people die due to her condition every year.

“All of those deaths are preventable. There seems to be a trend for underestimating your condition. You might not notice an attack coming on because you’re busy at work during the day so the wearable patch monitors your breathing and gives you haptic (vibrating) feedback. If you’re wheezing, it will tap you twice, and keep you aware of your health”, the inventor said.

Katherine is a industrial design graduate, and she was recognized by James Dyson Award, Red Dot and Good Design Young Australian Design Awards. 

The inventor has already a working prototype, and she is now looking for funding so that she can get deliver her innovative solution globally.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2jQVl4N
https://youtu.be/PEusdvOB9WU

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关于发明者

Katherine Kawecki, born in Australia, in 1994, suffers from Asthma and invented Respia, in 2016, an asthma management system – a patch - that tracks and records the user’s respiratory health and medication use. 

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