Airing LLC, a company in Burlington, Massachusetts, is working on a CPAP that's more compact than traditional devices. The team is raising money on Indiegogo to develop a micro CPAP machine that is small enough to stick in the nose.
Airing is about the size of a Bluetooth device that inserts into a pair of nostrils and keeps the nasal passages wide open during sleep.
Designers of the airing device rely on micro-blowers that use little power to push air into the nostrils. The team has managed to raise over a half million dollars on Indiegogo.
Airing is a hoseless, maskless,cordless micro-CPAP device that weighs 0.9 ounce and costs $3. The device is disposable powered by a zinc-air battery, which last eight hours.