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EasySqueezy: A Metered Dose Inhaler Usage Enhancer

A simple sleeve with dose counter that reduces the force needed to activate a metered dose inhaler

Background

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the patient to experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and could potentially be fatal. The most common method of treatment is the use of a standard metered dosage inhaler (MDI) due to its affordability and ease of use.

Paediatric and geriatric patients struggle to activate their standard MDI’s due to a lack of strength in their hands.Experiments show that the amount of force required to activate a typical inhaler and release the medicine is around 39.2 N.

A further concern is that not every MDI is equipped with a dosage tracker, leaving it to the user to estimate the number of activations remaining.

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