Wearable respiratory device AireSone Junior recently launched its Kickstarter. Developed by AEvice Health, the device is designed to help parents of asthmatic children monitor their child’s vitals and sleep quality remotely and receive regular updates to their smartphones.
AireSone, intended for children aged 3 and above, makes use of breakthrough technologies to monitor their heart-rate, breathing and sleep quality.
“When I was young, I lived 10 years as an asthmatic child. There were a couple of times where I found myself waking up in the middle of the night struggling to breathe – it felt as though I was drowning. In fact, I tried to sleep it off on one occasion and found myself in an emergency room. After that episode, my parents, especially my mother, had to sacrifice her sleep to check on me regularly through the night. Having witnessed first hand the pain and anxiety that I put my mother through, I was motivated to create a device that could help give parents a better peace of mind,” Adrian Ang, CEO AEvice Health told MedGadget’s Conn Hastings in an interview.
The device sits on the child’s chest via an adhesive hypoallergenic silicon patch. The sensors in the device collect acoustic signals and a proprietary algorithm which processes the signals in the cloud, the output of which is used to calculate your child’s AireScore. Ser Wee, an Associate professor at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University developed the method after years of research. Nanyang Technological University is a leading technological institute in Singapore.
With AireSone Junior, parents can have peace of mind knowing that their child’s respiratory wellness is monitored throughout the night.
AireSone Junior comes with pre-set parameters to notify parents when their baby’s respiratory and heart rates move into an abnormal range. The technology also has the ability to learn and personalize the parameters based on each individual over time.