Though we may have reached our initial financial goal on Indiegogo, our mission is far from over. Every penny will accelerate the development of a working prototype, accelerate the necessary testing we will need to do, and ultimately accelerate manufacturing. The more money we raise through this Indiegogo campaign, the more resources we can deploy to speed this technology into the hands of the people who need it.
We invite you to learn more below about the Airing technology and contribute what you can to make Airing happen. Informed and committed, we are all in this together!
Another reason patients give up on the traditional CPAP masks is that they get dirty and need to be cleaned regularly. Not so with Airing. Each Airing device is designed for one night’s use only and is recyclable. As a result, every night you get a clean device with no cleaning to do, ever. Airing also liberates you from the “mess” of uncomfortable straps and the noisy hum that both come with other CPAP machines.
Airing’s design is a combination of several inventions, chief of which are the micro-blowers originally intended for heat regulation for chips in computers. These micro-blowers are entirely contained within the Airing device, so there is no need for external air hoses. Each Airing device is battery operated, so no need for any power wires. Just “plug” the comfortable buds into your nostrils and breathe all night long.
The timing of the development of complex and innovative technologies is difficult to predict precisely. Delay in achieving one milestone affects the remaining development process.
Airing will use your money to accelerate the execution of our development plan. We will be able to expand our technical staff and get access to the equipment and materials critical to building a working prototype of our micro-blowers, which we can then test. The more we raise, the more resources we can deploy to speed this technology into the hands of the people who need it.
Technical Update 3/14/15:
We are very close to having the first fully-constructed micro-blower subassemblies completed. Once we have them, we will begin testing their functionality.
To prepare for this testing, we have just completed a key, customized component of our test system. This component, called a device under test (DUT) test fixture, will eventually allow us to test the operational performance of the micro-blower technology we have been building. Click to read more
We love the idea of involving the people directly and indirectly impacted by sleep apnea in a communal effort to bring about this revolutionary product. We know what we need to do, and we need your support to do it. This is your chance to contribute directly to dealing with a major health issue that affects tens of millions of people. But you have to exercise your vote to change the world of sleep apnea. One at a time, collectively your contributions can be a powerful force in enabling us to realize the awesome potential of this technology.
Other Ways You Can Help:
If you don't have the funds to contribute, you can still help us!
Here is a video from our Chairman explaining why we chose crowdfunding to do this important job:
How much will Airing cost?
The short answer is $3 per Airing device, or $0.60 after insurance reimbursement. But it's important to understand the technology behind Airing to appreciate how we plan to produce the device at such a low cost per unit. Click for full FAQ page >
It is our intention make Airing available worldwide. As with all medical devices, Airing will be subject to local regulation and requirements.
Indiegogo recently updated their refund policy. The Indiegogo policy states:
Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2015, contributors may request a refund from Indiegogo, before the end of a fixed or flexible funding campaign they have contributed to. For campaigns that have entered the InDemand program, contributors may request a refund from Indiegogo within 10 days of the contribution.
Contributions are eligible for a refund by Indiegogo, unless:
(a) the contribution funds have already been transferred to the Campaign Owner,
(b) the Perk associated with the contribution has been fulfilled, or
To request a refund, please contact the Customer Happiness team, and they will process your request within one business day. Refunds will be issued based on the payment method used to make the contribution, and may take three to five business days to appear on your statement.
Please be advised that contributions to Airing are not refundable beyond the policy stated above (within 10 days of contribution). After this period, Indiegogo takes out their fees, the remaining funds are transferred to us (without your credit card/payment information), and we begin putting those funds to good use. By making a contribution to this campaign, you acknowledge that you understand that you are contributing to fund the development of the Airing micro-CPAP device and not making a direct purchase. We appreciate your support, and we are hard at work developing the Airing prototype.How can I contact Airing with questions?
Thank you for your interest and, hopefully, support.