Early Detection And Tracking of Lung Disease
Lung diseases like Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Cancer are increasing worldwide and pose a significant burden for patients, families and healthcare systems.
At BreathResearch we are exploring the behavior of breathing and modeling of the lungs through sound to create new diagnostics for smartphones, inhalers and wearables.
Our goal is to provide an easy, accessible and low cost way to detect and track lung disease, improving treatment and quality of life.
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 12 new descriptors for Asthma and COPD and are creating new machine learning algorithms for our next stage of research.
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.