Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the healthcare sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, you will discover 5 promising startups developing asthma management solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Asthma Management Solutions
Using our StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of healthcare. For this research, we identified 81 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies are chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing asthma management solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 81 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
FindAir – Smart Inhaler
Rescue inhalers help treat asthmatic symptoms in patients by relaxing the airway smooth muscle to overcome breathing difficulties. Advancement in smart sensor technologies expands applications in a wide range of industries including healthcare, telecom, and manufacturing. Startups develop innovative smart sensor solutions to improve monitoring, and also the wellbeing of asthmatic patients.
Polish startup FindAir offers a smart sensor, FindAir ONE, for inhalers. The sensor collects data on the circumstances of inhaler use and integrates with a smartphone application. The mobile app collects information on air quality and grass pollen in the vicinity. FindAir ONE provides medical professionals with the necessary information to better understand their asthmatic patients. This app also sends notifications to users’ phones, in cases where the user is not with the inhaler.
Strados Labs – E-Stethoscope
Nowadays, managing pulmonary ailments such as asthma and chronic lung disorder are becoming easier with the help of inhalers and steroids. Digital health technologies such as e-stethoscopes and smart inhalers enable both the patients and the medical professionals in managing such ailments. Startups are developing digital solutions to detect irregular breathing patterns in the patient’s pulmonary functioning.
The US-based startup Strados Labs develops a Remote E-Stethoscope Platform (RESP) for medical professionals to treat respiratory disorders. This platform monitors and assesses the pulmonary performance of patients in real-time. The E-stethoscope is a wireless and wearable device that is also capable of noise-cancellation. RESP integrates lung-sound data and existing electronic medical records (EMRs) and uploads it into the cloud for doctors to access.
Redecol – Breath Sensor
Treating respiratory diseases in its later stages reduces the effectiveness of the diagnosis. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD) and asthma are effectively treatable with the help of various biopharmaceuticals. In addition, using machine learning to identify biomarkers that cause pulmonary ailments leads to an accurate diagnosis of the problem. Startups work on innovative sensor solutions to treat and manage asthma and COPD.
British startup Redecol creates sensor technology for monitoring and managing asthma. The startup’s breath sensor requires controlled breaths, instead of hard and forced breathing. The sensor analyzes the breath profile of the user and provides information on lung performance and also identifies potential asthma attacks. Moreover, the sensor plots trends of asthma attacks to enable proactive patient management and care.
Sonohaler – Asthma Monitoring For Children
Rescue inhalers for children suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases need to be closely monitored as children require additional guidance. Oftentimes, children tend to use more doses than required as they do not understand the lead time for the medicine to take effect. Startups equip parents with technology to monitor their children’s dosage, symptoms, and timing of asthma medication.
Danish healthcare startup Sonohaler provides AcuFlo, an attachment device to inhalers to help monitor its use. AcuFlo is a simple and easy device that is fitted onto the inhaler. The Sonohaler App later analyzes the daily doses and inhalations by users and provides insights on whether children are using the inhaler as prescribed.
Brise Care – Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Enabled Air Purifier
Air pollution causes respiratory distress that affects a significant number of people in the world. Indoor air quality is, technically, easily manageable with the help of air purifiers. AI-powered air purifiers automatically control indoor air quality and help asthmatic patients breathe cleaner air. Startups are working on solutions that focus on improving the quality of air surrounding asthmatic patients and also lower costs of air purification systems.
Dutch startup Brise Care manufactures an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled air purifier. BRISE Angel, a fully integrated indoor air purification system. This system removes allergy- and asthma-inducing particles such as volatile organic compounds, smoke, dust, pollen, spores, pet dander, and bacteria. BRISE Angel monitors indoor environments and actively controls the air quality, enabling its users to breathe comfortably.
What About The Other 76 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence that enables you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 asthma management solutions showcased above are promising examples out of 81 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.