Respia – A wearable patch has come forward for giving a sigh of relief to the asthma patients. It is, basically, a sensitive piezoacoustics monitor to detect breathing difficulty through the symptoms as gasping or respiration related infection.
Respia has come through the courtesy of a 22-year-old genius design graduate of University of New South Wales, Katherine Kawecki. The asthma monitoring system stood as a runner up in the James Dyson Award.
Respia will be a kind of stick-on device that will provide the user with an instant haptic tap alert, if any detection regarding the troubles with breathing is found.
The wearable comes with a washable, silicon adhesive patch which will stick to the chest of the wearers and would be capable of picking up the slightest changes in the inspiration and expiration ratio.
Respia comes along with an app that works as a reminder and a smart aerosol inhaler – preventer and reliever which links to the Smartphone through Bluetooth to track the medication use. Apart from the mentioned, there is also a bedside dock to recharge the inhaler and store the patch.
Katherine Kawecki has taken into account the epidemic of asthma and how fast it is increasing among the people worldwide.
As an asthmatic myself, I wanted to create a better asthma management experience where the user can easily engage and better understand their condition. The wearable patch makes the user aware if their asthma symptoms are worsening throughout the day via acoustic sensing. This takes the mental strain and guess work away allowing for good asthma management.
Katherine plans on introducing some positive changes and renditions to the product in future