BreathResearch (BRI) creates technologies and techniques to improve respiratory health and wellness.
BRI’s talented team of health practitioners, scientists, and engineers devise innovative technology-driven therapeutic experiences that produce durable health improvements for people around the globe. Our patent-pending respiratory acoustic analysis has been created from years of real-world experience with clients and patients in clinics and fitness studios and is based on thousands of recordings.
Our Core Technology
With a few minutes of a recorded breathing session, our algorithms quickly analyze and return a breathing index (BRI Score) based on seven facets of the breathing pattern – providing health and wellness markers and data that can be tracked and incorporated into a truly full and useful ongoing health record. Innovative sensory feedback and feedforward features provide for real-time behavior intervention and modification – with or without the aid of a health or fitness professional.
BRI has an integrated system for optimizing respiration which includes non-invasive, portable software, assessment protocols and treatment methods, education and training.
Nirinjan Yee, Founder | President
Nirinjan Yee, Founder and President is a visionary and leader with 30 years of experience in the health and fitness ecosystem dedicated to improving and transforming health on an individual and global level.
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Nirinjan has spent the past 30 years studying, recording and documenting the effects of optimized breathing for health, fitness and peak performance. Her work has been endorsed and supported by many health and wellness experts.
Carl Foster | Research & Development Advisor
Carl Foster, Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR is a Professor in the Deptartment of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he is also the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the Director of Research in the Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program.
Prior to moving to UWL in 1998, Carl was the Director of Clinical Physiology at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, a teaching hospital for the University of Wisconisn Medical School, where he was a Professor (CHS) in the Department of Medicine. Read More
Mark Soloway | CTO Advisor
Mark serves as Versaic’s chief technology officer and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been successfully developing and delivering software for over 20 years in a variety of senior engineering, management and executive roles.
Prior to Versaic, Mark was the VP of Engineering and Product Development at Log Savvy Corporation, a business intelligence analytics start-up in Berkeley, CA. Previous to Log Savvy, he led a team of over 50 developers spread across three continents
Stuart Schmukler |Architectural Advisor
Stuart has been building software for since his college years in a variety of senior engineering and leadership roles. Stuart was most recently working with McKesson Speciality Health in San Francisco, CA. Previous to McKesson, he built large scale web sites for Live Nation, video streaming for Oracle, PHR systems for REDmedic, and business rules systems for a number of ILOG customers.
Haris obtained an interdepartmental master’s degree in electronic engineering, computer engineering and informatics and physics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2006 and a master’s degree in sound and music computing from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona in 2009. Haris joined the R&D team of BreathResearch in 2010. In addition to engineering, Haris composes Dub Step music.
Panagiotis was born in Athens, Greece in 1982. He obtained his engineering degree from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department of the University of Patras in 2006 and his Master’s on Sound and Music Computing from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona in 2009. His love for music led him to purse a sound and audio related career. After working in various R&D positions…Read More
Board of Advisors
Dr. Frederick Nachtwey, John Muir Medical Center – Board Certified in Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Disorders and Internal Medicine
Meg Jordan, Ph.D., RN, CWP – Dept. Chair and Professor of Integrative Health Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
Dr. Erik Peper, Ph.D. – Holistic Health Chair, Past President (and Current President of the EU Division), Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Association