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# 2019

Breaze

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A training device to counter Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Breaze is used to treat a sleep-related respiratory disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS). During sleep the muscles tend to relax; however, if they do so excessively the tongue can fall back, closing the airways and interrupting sleep. Breaze aims to permanently strengthen various muscles by using exercises drawn from speech therapy. Consisting of a training device and an app, it strengthens the tongue, palate and throat muscles with predefined exercises. The app visualises the instructions and evaluates their execution, giving the user feedback. At the end of each workout, the user’s performance is saved and the app adjusts the training for the next session.

Andrea Alvarez Botero

  • Andrea Alvarez Botero
    Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design

    I am Andrea Alvarez Botero, a product designer with a strong motivation and great enthusiasm to pursue my profession. Being a Colombian educated in Germany and Italy has given me a unique life perspective. My curiosity to explore and my mindset to create new things have lead me on a journey pursuing new design perspectives while enriching my cultural empathy. I’m currently looking for an interesting position full of new challenges to further develop myself, gain more experience and to shape what's next. My education, creativity, attention to detail, and team-work spirit would make me an ideal candidate for your team.more

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