INVEST Pitch Perfect winner: myBiometry aims to prevent asthma attacks long before they happenZiad
Nationwide, more than 25 million people have asthma, including about 20 million adults and 5.1 million children and adolescents. If not well-controlled, the chronic condition can cause airways to swell and narrow, making it hard to breathe. This is called an asthma attack, and in a single year, more than 10 million people have one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in 1.6 million emergency room visits and over 3,500 deaths.
Now a Boston-based startup, myBiometry, is aiming to improve asthma management by helping people take action—even in the absence of symptoms—weeks before a potential attack could occur. Read more >>