Your Lungs Are Amazing
They help you talk to a friend, exercise, sing, laugh, cry, and more! Your lungs power your life. If you could spread them out on a surface, they would fill up approximately one side of a tennis court. Your lungs are busy at work 24/7, breathing approximately 20,000 breaths (about 9.000 liters!) a day.
We're really concerned because lung diseases like Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Cancer are increasing worldwide. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. among men and women claiming more lives each year than colon, prostate and ovarian cancers combined.
We're currently developing new ways to identify and track lung disease using our respiratory acoustic analytics framework.
Collaboration with Mayo Clinic
We are collaborating with Dr. Bruce Johnson at Mayo Clinic in an IRB approved study to develop predictive respiratory acoustic algorithms for early detection and tracking of lung disease. Our goal is to identify and track COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Congestive Heart Failure at the early, mid and late stage of the disease.
To date, we have discovered 5 new descriptors for COPD and 4 new descriptors for Asthma.
BreathResearch is also collaborating with Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., at Mayo Clinic and The Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation 501 (c)(3)on a multi-year study to discover how stress, exercise, sleep, diet, genetics and the environment affect the health of our lungs as we age.