Airflow

Elisava
Student/s

Mikel Smithers, Aitor Arkarazo, Maiara Reisdorfer, Pablo Sacristán, Germán Hernández

Tutored by

Xavier Riudor, Salva Fábrega

Promotion

2023

Awards

Elisava Master Awards

Atelectasis is the partial or complete collapse of a lung or a portion of a lung. It is the most occurring postoperative complication after cardiac surgeries. Medical studies show that postoperative respiratory exercises and incentive spirometry lead to a decrease in postoperative complications, especially atelectasis and hospital stay. The classic Incentive Spirometer is currently in disuse in hospitals like the Clinic in Barcelona, due to the lack of scientific evidence and other flawed factors. These result in the decrease of its use and therefore in the decrease of rehabilitation.

‘Airflow’ is a portable, more efficient and user-friendly product to boost lung therapy and rehabilitation. Thanks to its modular design and the way in which data is captured by means of a propeller and IR sensor, AirFlow provides a more progressive and controlled therapy by connecting the patient and the doctor to an app which collects and visualises all of the data in a user-friendly way to keep the patient motivated and active in their journey to fully recover the potential of their lungs.
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