Indian Students build anti-pollution face mask for Asthma patients

Aakash Bhadana, Vasu Kaushik, and Bharat Sundal, third-year students from Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad have built anti-pollution face mask for Asthma patients.

Their solution–Caeli–is a smart, automated anti-pollution and drug delivery mask aimed at people with Asthma and other breathing ailments.

Unlike bulky nebulizers that cannot be carried around, Caeli is a sleek, portable, easy-to-fit-inside-your-pocket nebulizer that comes with a mask that offers a snug fit.

“Our team developed everything from the scratch – the hardware design, the software applications, 3D designs and 3D print cases casings, keeping in mind the best means to give patients maximum portability,”

Nebulizer for asthmatic and chronic respiratory patients

Once you download the app on your phone, using Bluetooth you can pair the nebulizer with it. Drug doses can be scheduled through the app. In case of breathing difficulties, the app allows you to switch on the intelligent mode that provides instant relief drugs based on set parameters. The app can also monitor the air quality around you in real-time and help you choose the least polluted route to travel from one place to another.

Team Caeli received USD15,000 as part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and will now represent Asia at the Imagine Cup World Championship.

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