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Respiratory Monitor for Asthma and other Pulmonary Conditions

A patch sensor that can monitor breathing rate and volume to possibly predict and prevent fatal asthma attacks.

Background

Asthma causes 250,000 fatal attacks annually world-wide that can be easily prevented with the proper monitoring of lung function. By measuring decreased lung function prior to an asthma attack, one could request medical attention if needed to prevent a fatality. Current devices such as a peak flow meter could be used as a point of care diagnostic to assess lung function but are not an ideal solution. Peak flow meters provide highly variable, discrete measurements that are often challenging to obtain from young children. There exists a clinical unmet need for a minimally invasive device that can continuously monitor pulmonary output.

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