The Problem: There are currently 500 million people worldwide with Asthma and COPD. More people are at risk due to rising levels of air pollution. Healthcare costs are soaring with $130 billion/year in the U.S. Alone. Approximately half of all asthma patients and almost all COPD patients have had attacks and exacerbations that result in hospital visits, driving up costs and accelerating lung health decline.
We've developed an affordable and connected early detection and monitoring platform providing real time actionable information for patients and their doctors. Our low cost prototype device pairs with a cloud based app and measures lung airflow (ATS approved pressure sensor) and lung sounds (new respiratory acoustic analytics). We think that patients and doctors will find value in daily monitoring that is enjoyable, meaningful and easy to understand. For example, learning how well medications/therapies are working outside of the clinic and being notified when there is a change or instability.
Our 35+ descriptors can be applied to different pulmonary testing protocols such as forced vital capacity (FVC), slow vital capacity (SVC) and breathing at rest (tidal breathing). Our A.I. system can classify asthma and COPD severity and choose the most meaningful breathing tests and descriptors for each patient. A clinical support platform provides results that clinicians can both view and listen to. We would like to add patient services like doctor's visits and pharmacy to our platform to assist patients as much as possible.
The digital health respiratory market is just beginning. With the advances in mobile cloud technology and the recent billing codes for remote patient monitoring, we think there is a large opportunity that will be benefit many stakeholders. Patients will be able to get real time actionable lung health information. Clinicians will be able to get real time clinical decision support, health plans and insurers will be able to improve efficiencies and lower costs through less hospital visits and pharmaceutical companies will be able to improve treatment and adherence.
Be part of an amazing opportunity that can have a global impact on respiratory disease.
We have been developing our core system for 10 years and have 7 patents. We would love any feedback and suggestions that you might have to help us on our mission of relieving the burden of chronic respiratory disease.
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