Nicholas DeMarco, Melissa Milstrey, Winston La
Our team is working on improving the quality of life for patients suffering from asthma and, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Through research, we discovered that the HFA albuterol rescue inhalers are inconvenient. The size and bulkiness of inhalers discourage athletic asthmatics from carrying their inhalers with them when exercising, increasing potential health dangers. In order to circumvent this trend and promote a safer practice, we are working on creating a comfortable and convenient wristband the size of a watch that contains two doses of albuterol sulfate that can be administered in an extreme emergency and can be refilled for continued use. The design and size would encourage athletes to carry their inhalers with them, decreasing health risk.