Thursday, April 09, 2015
Jordi-Stick makes breathing therapy fun for cystic fibrosis kids
Half of those are children.
And getting them to sit still for 30 minutes a day, breathing slowly and deeply on a nebulizer, is not easy.
But now, it can be a game. Enter the Jordi-Stick--developed by a dad whose son suffers from the disease. This, I assume, would be Jordi.
The device connects the child's nebulizer to a video game, allowing the child to control their gaming with their breathing. For instance, they can move a hot air balloon on the screen--helping it avoid obstacles.
A pressure sensor is placed inside their nebulizer--and this connects to the gaming device via USB cord.
For more info, go to http://www.jordi-airflow.de.