If you know someone who suffers from sleep apnea, you are familiar with CPAP masks, which are worn during sleep.
However, a company in Burlington, Massachusetts, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to create an alternative tiny 3 dollar device.
Airing is the world's first "wireless micro-CPAP device, without tubes and mask" as described on the Indiegogo page. OR device of 25 grams, which will cost $ 3 or $ 0.60 after returning security, fit into the palm of your hand and have two nozzles that fit comfortably into your nostrils as you sleep.
The main part of the Airing is inhalation ventilation: "As the patient inhale, air enters through the slits, is filtered and transported into hundreds of micro-blowers that create the exact pressure required in the nose airway" according to the company. In other words, microscopic blowers expand and contract within the device to create enough pressure to keep your throat open, thus contributing to the fight against sleep apnea and snoring.
The Airing is powered by a zinc-air battery, which lasts eight hours. Devices are disposable, although the company will use funds to research recharging capabilities.
Technology is not yet approved by the FDA, although the company says it expects FDA certification shortly. In a recent interview with the Boston Business Journal, Airing founder LLC Stephen Marsh said FDA approval could last more than a year. Granting it will require a doctor prescription.
For additional information, please visit her website Indiegogo