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Smart Wearable For Lung Health Monitoring by Respira

A much-needed gadget, a Smart Wearable For Lung Health Monitoring by Respira has been designed. Called Sylvee, this gadget is definitely unique since not many wearables have been available for lung health monitoring, to date. Manufactured by Respira Labs, this gadget measures lung function.

A compulsory device for COPD and asthma patients, and also for those suffering from acute lung function. This recent COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the lungs of elderly patients, even though they have survived but their lungs have been weakened.

Light in weight, this smart wearable can be worn on the lower part of the rib cage. It has embedded speakers and microphones that measure acoustic resonance. It keeps track of any changes in lung air volume that is the basis of pulmonary function testing.

In case of any air cavities present, the quality of sound from the microphone is changed. That indicates some issue here giving a warning signal to the patient. Respira Lab’s founder Maria Artunduaga firmly believes that air trapping can be measured with more than 90% accuracy using ow-frequency sound. The device can also keep track of lung volume, capacity, rate of flow, or any trapped air.

With more than 100 million Americans affected by asthma, COVID 19 and other breath-related issues, and many more around the globe, this gadegt can be used to receive any warning threats in advance. A patient can use the device on their own and begin an early treatment at home if necessary.

This smart wearable for lungs has already been tested in more than 500 patients across the US. The report will be published in top journals by the end of next year. Hopefully, this smart wearable for Lung Health Monitoring will be available by the end of 2022.

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