iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment

Is there anything a smartphone app can’t do? Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital have figured out how to let people measure their own lung health by breathing in the direction of the standard microphone on a smartphone, without any specialized attachments. Here’s the cool part: The results from… Read More


Seattle Children’s lands $2.3M Gates Foundation grant for innovative respiratory device

Seattle Children’s Research Institute has secured a $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to finish developing the prototype for an innovative, low-cost respiratory device designed to support breathing in infants born prematurely. The device is intriguing in part because it’s expected to be significantly cheaper than conventional ventilators to produce, operate and maintain…. Read More