AIR-AD

Project Information

Problem

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a smoking-related lung disease that causes shortness of breath. Dyspnea-on-exertion is not caused by a lack of oxygen, but by the increased work of breathing that the respiratory muscles of COPD patients face.

Solution

AIR-AD helps COPD patients breathe easier through a wearable respiratory assist device.

Technology Type

Diagnostic

Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness

Facilitator

Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure

Therapeutic

Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem

Monitor

Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure

PI/Inventor(s)

Jacob Brenner, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer, Right Air 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Attending in Pulmonary/Critical Care & Pharmacology

Penn Medicine

Marek Swoboda

Chief Executive Officer, Right Air 

Michal Swoboda

Chief Technology Officer, Right Air 

Company Formed

Cohort

2017-2018