Breathing+ headset is built out of soft and comfortable polyethylene plastic. It is adjustable for different head sizes, durable and washable. It is designed to provide maximum comfort, firm position and best possible PLB detection in a quiet or loud environment. There were 3 prototype series manufactured prior to this design that enabled us to come up with best possible and universal design, resulting in several scientific papers, 2 patents, PCT patent application and an industrial design protection. Additionally Breathing+ has received numerous design and innovation awards in Europe.
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Comparison with other technology for breathing exercises
- blowing air into the mouthpiece does not require a physical contact with users’ mouth or lips, therefore it provides less possibilities for infection.
- not required to use tubes or pipes to achieve resistance during exhalation as kids eventually learn to provide such a resistance by exhaling through pursed lips
- breathing games provide an enhanced motivation and lead to a more efficient learning process that keeps kids entertained and motivated as they grow
- audio feedback allows kids to perform exercises with their eyes closed, resulting in a more relaxing experience
- breathing games make kids track their breathing progress which improves commitment and provides a more efficient long term learning process
- user can be eventually taught to implement the exhalation through pursed lips into their daily routine and thus change their breathing behavior without raising dependence on technology. Such a behavior can already be observed in humans, for example when a person exhales through pursed lips as a sign of relief.
Comparison with other game controllers (keyboard, mouse, joystick, touchpad)
Typing on a keyboard/mouse or on screen causes tension in hands and upper back resulting in a tense posture and possibly leading to injuries like “carpal tunnel syndrome”. As kids start breathing shallow, with upper parts of their lungs which is leading to shortness of breath and low oxygenation. With breathing games kids learn to breathe deeper and slower and also improve speaking skills so they consequently become more assertive, confident and socially active.
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
For our full review, please refer to our White Paper here
When in doubt, breathe out: How to master stress through controlled breathing. www.smartcompany.com.au/people…
"Keep using the pursed-lip breathing until the breathless feeling goes away. Rest In between breaths if you feel Dizzy. Give sips of room temperature water."
American Lung Association
“Pursed-lip breathing attempts to prolong active expiration through half-opened lips, thus helping to prevent airway collapse. Compared with spontaneous breathing, pursed-lip breathing reduces respiratory rate, dyspnea, and PaCO2, while improving tidal volume and oxygen saturation in resting conditions."
American Thoracic Society
"Pursed lip breathing is one of the simplest ways to control shortness of breath. It provides a quick and easy way to slow your pace of breathing, making each breath more effective."
“Inhaling through the nose and exhaling through pursed lips makes breathing easier. Pursed-lip breathing can also help you regain control if you’re having trouble catching your breath. You can practice breathing this way anytime, anywhere. If you’re watching TV, practice during the commercials. Try to practice several times a day. Over time, pursed-lip breathing will feel natural.”
University of Minnesota Medical Center
“Pursed lip breathing helps you use less energy to breathe. It can help you relax. When you are short of breath, it helps you slow the pace of your breathing and can help you feel less short of breath."
University of Iowa Children's Hospital