The SandPiper I.S. allows easy and affordable measuring of lung function and capacity, and provides full spirometric analysis with the ability to store data right to your smartphone. Pulmonologists can then use this data to monitor changes in patient lung performance. The technology behind the SandPiper I.S. is what makes this product so unique, as 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, “The face of personal healthcare is changing, and we hope that SJER and the SandPiper sensor can help. We think a device which enables personal lung function testing is needed right now and could truly help change peoples' lives.”
Starting June 23, 2014, South Jersey Engineering is making the SandPiper I.S. spirometer available for pre-order at a special introductory price on the world’s largest open-funding, crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. Says Menzoni, “The objective is to create a buzz around this unique healthcare product, incentivizing individuals to contribute to the SandPiper I.S. campaign, thereby generating the financial means by which this life-changing product can produced.”
Notes Frey, “The SandPiper I.S. will change how people think about their lungs, and the sensor inside it will enable a vast array of low cost flow metering applications such as 'smart' faucets and more. It is an exciting time to work in science, and we're looking forward to the launch of our IndieGoGo campaign Monday, June 23, 2014.”
About South Jersey Engineering and Research:
South Jersey Engineering and Research is a start-up high tech consumer and industrial product development firm based near Avalon, NJ. Our goal is to provide a pipeline of innovative, useful products to market which solve important problems in a variety of consumer and industrial applications.