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As a family who suffers from allergies, I was excited to learn more about a wearable respiratory monitoring technology showcased by 3M Company at CES 2017. 3M Company unveiled a new wearable technology designed to be worn between the clothes and body to help anyone with breathing sensitivities, including those with asthma and allergies, predict environmental conditions, monitor their breathing and ultimately improve the quality of breathing.
While at CES, 3M invited me to stop by the booth to check out the app. I spoke with members of the 3M team and learned more about the product attributes and benefits that would be most useful to myself and my family.
3M’s new wearable and app will be available for iOS can analyze the wearer’s breathing patterns to determine if they’re breathing is smooth, normal, or hard based on the number of breaths per minute.
Information is compiled into a timeline of events, which tracks details such as the weather, as well as the environmental factors like second hand smoke or pollen, to see how this may have affected them. This all becomes part of a breathing map of events for you to reference and learn from.
As a parent who is always working to keep her family healthy, I appreciate that the device not only collects information, but allows me to add in additional details. I am able to manually provide the app with a better sense of the air conditions, any detected triggers, and symptoms I experienced to provide a better picture of what was happening around the time of the breathing event. For example, if I was taking a certain medication or if there was a pet in the household.
Information that is collected by the app and input by users is used to gauge environmental conditions that could affect my family’s breathing and provide helpful information for better breathing for families. The app sends a personalized tip of the day based on my family’s respiratory sensitivities and data captured from hard or smooth breathing events let me know if there are certain environmental triggers or locations that we need to be aware of in our area or if we’re traveling.
Getting useful information from the wearable technology from 3M is welcomed news for the approximately 24 million Americans that have asthma, and an estimated 50 million that suffer from nasal allergies.
3M’s wearable respiratory tracking solution is scheduled to launch in summer 2017, but the company is currently recruiting users for a study in the spring. For more information about the study or 3M’s wearable respiratory tracking solution, visit Go.3M.com/BreathEasy.
3M compensated me for time visiting their booth at CES and for writing this post but all opinions are my own.