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Breathe Well is an interactive, wireless medical device that enables patients to help improve their own cancer treatment simply by breathing. Breathe Well shows patients how to adjust their breathing in real-time so the therapeutic radiation beam can more accurately target cancers near the chest and abdomen.
Breathe Well combines a real-time 3D depth-sensor with a visual display to show patients how to adjust their breathing and a computer processor to calculate the patient’s customised visual breathing guide to create a unique biofeedback loop for cancer radiation therapy. The Breathe Well respiratory sensor overhangs the patient’s chest, directly monitoring the rise and fall of their chest as they breathe.
An element of cancer radiation therapy that is of utmost importance is replicating patient and equipment positioning across multiple days of treatment. The vertical, horizontal, and rotational adjustments of Breathe Well are all labelled and notched in adjustable positions that lock into place to allow patient positioning to be replicated precisely. Each position setting is logged and easily replicated over each treatment day.