Wearable technology and quantified self fans already strap gadgets to all different parts of their bodies to keep tabs on their activity levels, calories burned, heart rates and more. But a Walnut Creek, Calif. company believes health-conscious consumers should be paying attention to another biometric pattern: breathing.
Since 2008, BreathResearch has been working on research and technology that analyzes “breath acoustics” (or the quality of a person’s breathing) to help reduce stress, optimize athletic performance, lose weight and improve sleep. Earlier this month, as part of a health innovation challenge backed by electronics giant Philips and Indiegogo, the company launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new breath-monitoring smartphone headset. So far, it’s raised more than half of its $30,000 goal.
BreathResearch founder and CEO Nirinjan Yee said that, as a trained holistic medicine practitioner, she spends a good amount of time working with patients with conditions like chronic pain…
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