BREATHQ

bresqRESPIRATORY CHEST STRAP AND PATCH SOLUTIONS

Goal: Sleep apnea is a condition where the body temporarily stops breathing due to blockage of the throat. The person must awaken and voluntarily begin breathing again. This continuous disruption of sleep leads to fatigue and, if untreated, can lead to more serious ailments. The problem has been to properly (accurately and cost-effectively) diagnose apnea. The goal is, to develop an easy to use chest strap solution to monitor respiratory patterns. In combination with a second strap, monitoring and analyzing abdominal thoracic breathing patterns should be possible too.