EWH is happy to share this announcement from our friends at Sparo Labs:
Sparo Labs Launches Wing to Give Peace of Mind to People with Asthma
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in downtown St. Louis, has launched sales of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the first over-the-counter, FDA-cleared smartphone sensor for measuring and tracking lung function. This means anyone can purchase Wing – no prescription necessary – through the Wing website at www.mywing.io to proactively manage asthma or their respiratory conditions.
Wing is a pocket-sized sensor and cloud-connected app that provides peace of mind to parents of children with asthma. For children, asthma is the #1 condition causing ER visits, hospitalizations, and missed school. Asthma is currently managed reactively as many people struggle to recognize early warning signs of an asthma attack until they are having trouble breathing and it may already be too late. However, almost every asthma attack, ER visit, hospitalization, and death due to asthma is preventable.
Wing’s simple, stoplight zone system provides the support parents need to detect early declines in lung function and take action to prevent asthma attacks—even before their child notices any symptoms. Wing alerts you if your child’s lung function has declined into the “Yellow Zone”, which means they should use their quick-relief albuterol inhaler to prevent an oncoming attack. Parents can use Wing to ensure the medication worked correctly and their child is back in the “Green Zone”, or know when to get more help if needed! Wing helps you stay one step ahead of your child’s asthma so that you never have to experience the fear and uncertainty of watching your child struggling to breathe again.
With a cloud-based platform, Wing makes it easy for everyone to stay on the same page about your child’s asthma control and care, including your family, coaches, asthma doctor, and school nurse. Using Wing’s medical-grade data, you can work with your asthma doctor to create a treatment plan that works for your wallet and keeps your child breathing their best.
Wing is now available to purchase at www.mywing.io, and will begin shipping at the end of November.
About Sparo Labs
Sparo Labs is an award-winning, digital health company based in St. Louis and led by co-founders Abby Cohen and Andrew Brimer. Sparo Labs is dedicated to transforming respiratory care for patients. Their flagship product, Wing®, helps people proactively manage asthma and other respiratory conditions, such as COPD and cystic fibrosis, with a pocket-sized sensor and powerful app. The Wing sensor and app received FDA-clearance this summer as the first over-the-counter smartphone sensor for measuring and tracking lung function. Sparo Labs has raised $2.7M to date, including 10 of 12 grant competitions and a Seed investment from family offices and angel investors in late 2014. Sparo Labs was also selected to present at the first ever White House Demo Day in 2015. For more information, visitsparolabs.com.
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