Airing is the first hoseless, maskless, cordless, micro-CPAP device. We invented a micro-CPAP device that has no hoses, no cords, and no mask. We did it because too many people have sleep apnea, and too many of those don’t wear their CPAP masks. Who can blame them with those masks and hoses? About 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea. Of those diagnosed, only a small fraction are compliant with their CPAP therapy, putting them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, memory loss and dementia, and metabolic disease. Utilizing our breakthrough micro-blower technology, Airing eliminates the inconveniences and limitations of current CPAP therapy. Airing is a CPAP device that people will actually use. This is your chance to contribute directly to dealing with a major health issue. We need your help to get it out of the lab and into your hands. Airing will use your money to accelerate the execution of our development plan. We will be able to expand our technical staff and get access to the equipment and materials critical to building a working prototype of our micro-blowers.
hough we may have reached our initial financial goal on Indiegogo, our mission is far from over. Every penny will accelerate the development of a working prototype, accelerate the necessary testing we will need to do, and ultimately accelerate manufacturing. The more money we raise through this Indiegogo campaign, the more resources we can deploy to speed this technology into the hands of the people who need it.
We invite you to learn more below about the Airing technology and contribute what you can to make Airing happen. Informed and committed, we are all in this together!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is typically caused by a blockage of the airway when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep. Untreated, OSA causes a number of serious health problems, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, memory impairment, weight gain, and headaches. The standard treatment for OSA is what is known as “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure,” or CPAP.
CPAP machines can mitigate this problem, but their poor design causes sleep apnea sufferers to give up on it: 80% of CPAP users stop using it within one year. Airing intends to change that with a revolutionary design that will work as well as any other CPAP machine, and patients won’t have to deal with cumbersome, uncomfortable masks.
Another reason patients give up on the traditional CPAP masks is that they get dirty and need to be cleaned regularly. Not so with Airing. Each Airing device is designed for one night’s use only and is recyclable. As a result, every night you get a clean device with no cleaning to do, ever. Airing also liberates you from the “mess” of uncomfortable straps and the noisy hum that both come with other CPAP machines.
Airing’s design is a combination of several inventions, chief of which are the micro-blowers originally intended for heat regulation for chips in computers. These micro-blowers are entirely contained within the Airing device, so there is no need for external air hoses. Each Airing device is battery operated, so no need for any power wires. Just “plug” the comfortable buds into your nostrils and breathe all night long.