Asthmatic children often need to receive nebulizer treatments to help prevent future attacks; but this involves putting on a mask and spending some time wearing it while absorbing the medication. As anyone can imagine, this frightens little kids, and is less than fun for the parents. Doctors suggest trying to administer treatment to kids while they’re sleeping, if they don’t accept it during the day – but the mask is designed for upright use. So what’s a parent to do?
Well, if you’re Sarah Cota you design a technological solution, the JettPak. The device looks like an adjustable desk lamp with a nozzle at the end that is positioned near the child’s mouth for continuous medication delivery. Once set, the parent can standby playing a few rounds of Angry Birds while the child is getting the needed medication. The device is still in development, but JettStream, the company setup to commercialize it, hopes to have it out on the market sometime next year.
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(hat tip: MedCity News)