Health for Life

Our technology is broadly applicable. While we will expand into products for all settings and stages of life, including respirators for athletes traveling abroad, our principal focus is on improving childhood health and wellness.

More vulnerable

While most organs are fully developed at birth, lungs continue to mature between birth and 8 years of age.  On top of this, children exchange three times more air per pound of body weight than adults, making them particularly vulnerable to environmental pollutants.

Lifelong Goal

Asthma is a chronic illness that can be difficult to control and places children at risk for potentially life-threatening respiratory compromise.  We aim to be the first product that both prevents the development of asthma as well as protects against exacerbations.

Public Health Burden

  • Poorly controlled asthma can limit academic performance and force parents to miss work to care for a sick child.  Asthma accounts for 13.8 million missed school days in the U.S. and is a leading cause of poor sleep in urban children.

 

  • Asthma claims 10 lives per day in the U.S.

 

  • The cost of asthma management in the US alone exceeds $50B annually, making it the fifth highest healthcare expense in the country.  For affected individuals, this burden averages $3000/year.

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