Wing®, a Pocket-Sized Sensor and Powerful App that Helps People Control their Asthma and Prevent Asthma Attacks, Launches on Indiegogo

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Sparo Labs, the creator of Wing®, launched an Indiegogo campaign today, October 20, to raise $50K in 30 days

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Not only does Wing help people better understand their lungs and manage their condition, but it also helps their physicians identify the treatment plan that keeps them breathing their best all year long.

Wing®, a pocket-sized sensor and powerful app that measures lung function with medical-grade accuracy, launched an Indiegogo campaign today, October 20, with a goal to raise $50,000 in 30 days. This campaign will give people with asthma and other respiratory conditions the opportunity to be the first to get Wing, and assist Sparo Labs, the creators of Wing, in development and spreading awareness about the impact of these conditions.

“We designed Wing to help give peace of mind to people suffering from respiratory conditions like asthma, CF and COPD,” Co-founder Abby Cohen said. “Not only does Wing help people better understand their lungs and manage their condition, but it also helps their physicians identify the treatment plan that keeps them breathing their best all year long.”

Wing is a pocket-sized sensor and powerful companion app that takes the fear and uncertainty out of asthma. By plugging the simple, smartphone-powered sensor into the headphone jack of their phone and launching the Wing app, a user can easily measure their lung function with medical-grade accuracy by blowing into the sensor. With instant results, Wing easily explains results according to a “stoplight” zone system. This green/yellow/red zone system gives a clear description of how a user’s lungs are doing in order to detect declines in lung function early and take the right action at the right time to help prevent asthma attacks.

Wing automatically stores and tracks lung function measurements over time and also allows users to track the two things that affect their lungs: medications and triggers (e.g. weather, pollen, exercise, etc.). Users can visualize these factors with their lung function, share a report of their data with their doctor, and work together to avoid their triggers and find the best treatment plan for them.

Besides helping those with asthma, people with other respiratory conditions, such as COPD or cystic fibrosis, can also benefit from using Wing. Anyone who is interested in better understanding their lungs, including quantified selfers, athletes, or even wind musicians, can also use Wing to measure and track their lungs.

Wing is currently compatible with iOS 8 and later, with an Android app in development. Sparo Labs has submitted a 510(k) FDA application for Wing and is currently pending FDA clearance. Indiegogo backers are able to contribute $99 (33% off retail price) to Wing’s Indiegogo campaign. This contribution will help to accelerate development and manufacturing of Wing, and in return, contributors will be the first to get Wing once it is available. For more information, visit Wing on Indiegogo at http://bit.ly/WingIndie.

ABOUT SPARO LABS

Sparo Labs is an award-winning, digital health startup in St. Louis committed to empowering people with asthma and other respiratory conditions to proactively manage their condition. Sparo Labs was founded three years ago by Andrew Brimer and Abby Cohen while they were students at Washington University in St. Louis. The team has won 10 of 12 engineering, healthcare and business competitions, totaling $273,000 in grant funding. Sparo Labs was also recently selected to exhibit at the first-ever White House Demo Day. In 2014, Sparo Labs raised a $1.3M seed round of angel funding. For more information, visit http://www.sparolabs.com.

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