7. Avya: The portable steam inhaler by Aura Medical
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Avya is a portable, personal vaporizer from Aura Medical that clears obstructions in the breathing path. The devices uses clean nanoparticle steam to go deep within the nasal, sinus and throat passages to clear sinuses and relieve allergy, cold or flu-related symptoms. Avya is currently in the prototype phase.
The device is able to be used at home, in the office, on a run and anywhere else on the go. To use the Avya device, first the user has to add saline. Then they need to power on the device and inhale deeply to help clear up congestion and treat sinusitis with the tiny particles of steam and saline that the device will release.
Aura Medical says that the steam is able to reach deep into nasal, sinus and throat passages using natural warm steam. It keeps nasal passages clear by fostering mucus drainage and eases nasal and throat discomfort by hydrating and moisturizing air passages. The device also helps relieve facial pressure and other allergy symptoms.
The device is battery powered and is built to last for at least two years, according to the company. It features a removable mouthpiece, temperature control, a water tank with a built-in heater, an ergonomic rubberized grip and a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.