BREATHE Respiratory Hackathons

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Recently the COPD Foundation convened experts for its Breathe Hackathons in Boston, London and Tel Aviv to look for solutions to improve COPD patients quality of life. Each country was able to submit two videos that they thought demonstrated the best ideas out of the hackathons. Please view these six short videos and vote for your favorites!

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— 10 Comments Wearable Symptom Tracker

Meet Koala - the first unobtrusive symptom-tracking pendant that allows COPD patients and carriers to monitor data and prevent exacerbations, at a very low cost. Use of this innovation would dramatically save on the cost of hospital visits, as well as …

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— 7 Comments COPD Cope

COPD Cope is a fashionable earring that will monitor oxygen saturation while it simultaneously connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone application to support COPD patients. The app will provide self-care strategies such as exercises to manage and cope on …

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— 1 Comment Baby’s Breath

One-third of all hospitalizations in the first year of life are due to respiratory problems. Active monitoring of respiration provides a crucial and rapid indicator of a wide range of health problems, from sleep apnea to epilepsy. Baby’s Breath is an …

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— 3 Comments Give-It-a-Resp

BREATHE Hackathon participant Hagit Stauber is a Technion PhD student and mother of three. Her team invented a "smart pillow" oxygen therapy solution, following her experience with her baby's respiratory issues. The team explored the problem of sleeping …

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— 2 Comments Regain Control

Former civil pilot and aviation technician, Yona and Hagai, participated in the BREATHE Hackathon at Technion in Tel Aviv. Here they present a solution for paralyzed people with respiratory issues to operate a saliva drain pump and nebulizer with eye …

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— 3 Comments Pro-Lung Experience

Team Krypton from London Imperial College created an immersive gaming experience for kids at a sensitive age when they tend to take up smoking. Pro-Lung Experience includes a breath-operated COPD simulator controlled computer game and a lifestyle board …


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