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Avalon, NJ, United States, 2014/06/04 - South Jersey Engineering and Research, a consumer product development firm based in Avalon, New Jersey, seeks support for the manufacturing of their portable spirometer through open-funding.
South Jersey Engineering and Research, a start-up high tech consumer product development firm based in Avalon, New Jersey, has announced their intent to seek support for the manufacturing of their Android & iOS, smartphone enabled, portable spirometer through an open-funding program. Lead by founders, Jonathan Frey and Blaise Menzoni, South Jersey Engineering and Research has invented the world's first truly portable, ultra low-cost, smartphone enabled incentive spirometer, the SandPiper I.S.
The SandPiper I.S. allows anyone to affordably measure lung function and capacity anywhere, anytime. It provides a full spirometric analysis and has the ability to store data right to the smartphone. Such data can be used by pulmonologists to monitor changes in lung performance and more. The technology behind the SandPiper I.S. is what makes this product so unique. It is a novel flow meter, utilizing the most advanced concepts in fluid dynamics, energy harvesting, and Fourier mathematics. It is made of medical grade plastics, and has been adapted for use in all modern mobile device headphone jacks.
Says Frey, “For the health conscious individual with an extra couple of thousand dollars to spend, there are at-home spirometry solutions which can be used to measure lung function and more. If you have the money, there are some excellent personal health care options available; but what about the other 99% of us who don't have a couple thousand dollars in spare change? This was the need which drove us to invent the SandPiper I.S., the world's first truly portable, ultra low-cost, smartphone enabled spirometer. We saw the need and now we want to help develop the solution.”
Menzoni adds, “There are an assortment of low cost ways to measure your heart beat nowadays, but not your lungs. We think a device which enables personal lung function testing is needed right now and could help change peoples' lives.”
Starting June 23, 2014, South Jersey Engineering will make its SandPiper I.S. spirometer available for pre-order on the world’s largest open-funding platform at a special introductory price. Shares Menzoni, “The objective is to create a buzz around this unique healthcare product, incentivizing individuals to contribute to manufacturing of the SandPiper I.S., thereby generating the financial means by which this life-changing product can be mass-produced.”
Notes Frey, “We came together to work on this solution because there is a gap in availability of lung screening tests for the average person. Either you go to a pulmonologist for an exam, spend a ton of cash, or remain clueless about your own lungs. Now, with the help of our soon to be launched open-funding program, we feel confident in being able to fully develop a product everyone can easily use and afford. Quite simply, we’re dedicated to making lung function testing at your fingertips a reality.”