Chronic respiratory conditions, such as Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), are a huge and growing problem. It continues to take a heavy toll on patients despite the development of many new treatments, due to incorrect administration technique of medication and poor compliance.
Studies have shown that more than half of patients inhale their medication wrongly causing drugs to be deposited at the back of the throat instead of the lungs. This results in diminishing efficacy and unwanted side effects when medication is swallowed instead.
Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to inhaler error with no solution available that helps them retain correct technique. Patients also find it difficult to manage and comply with their medication routine, often forgetting if they have taken their daily dose. Because of this, many still have poor control causing exacerbation of symptoms such as shortness of breath and resulting in twice the number of hospitalization and three times higher healthcare costs.
The Whizz, improves the management of respiratory conditions by increasing the efficiency of medication delivered into the lungs while tracking intake data to augment the assessment of treatment outcomes.
The Whizz spacer helps deliver medication effectively to patients, paired to a mobile application that has multiple features to track and encourage compliance through gamification as well as manage treatment regimen.
The Whizz spacer improves asthma control by
Reinforce correct technique, everytime
Encourage compliance, everyday
Provide immediate and actionable feedback on correct use
Daily Alert & Reminder
Simplifies treatment regimen
Help doctors conveniently evaluate progress & adjust treatment
Incentivize children to take medication accurately & consistently
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Because medication taking is a daily occurrence, sometimes my daughter forgets if she has taken it for the day. Previously, we will just forgo the session, for fear of taking a double dose. With the Whizz, we are now able to easily sync and confirm, thus giving us peace of mindLim, father of a 7 year old asthma patient
I found that my son was coughing a lot less and slept much better after using the Whizz. I also like the reminders as it helped us keep track of how often he took his medication.May, mother of a 10 year old asthma patient
My mom gets asthma attacks and relies on reliever medication. However, this often leads to her experiencing tremors as struggles with inhaling the sufficient dose to relief her symptoms. With the Whizz and its LED indicators, she is now able to correct her technique and adhere to the correct dose and we have seen noticeable improvement in her condition.Luke, son of a 68 year old asthma patient
70% of parents surveyed at the National University Hospital (NUH) Singapore agreed that the Whizz spacer system is useful and will replace their current product