9. Airing: The first hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP
Total funds raised: $1,834,575 (896% of goal)
Ended: July 16, 2015
Still accepting contributions
Airing is meant to be a micro-CPAP device that has no hoses, cords or masks for people who suffer from sleep apnea.
Regular CPAP machines get dirty and require constant cleansing. Airing is designed to eliminate that problem because one device is meant for one-night use.
Unlike conventional CPAP machine, Airing is quiet and combines the power of micro-blowers within its tiny casing, eliminating the need for air hoses. All a user has to do is insert the buds into the nostrils and breathe throughout the night without any problems. In addition to easily allowing sleep apnea users to breathe, Airing eliminates snoring.
Airing is 2-by-1.5-by-1 inches and weighs only 0.9 ounces. It is designed to run for 8 or more hours. It features nose buds, an inhalation vent that filters air for the user to inhale, a housing to hold all its electronic components and exhalation vents.
Contributing to the campaign now will help accelerate the development of a working prototype, testing and manufacturing.