The project also received the €30,000 grant awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza, Brianza and Lodi for the solution with the greatest potential for generating a positive impact on the local economic system.
Eolo is a supportive respiratory muscle training device, whose goal is to improve the respiratory capacity of its users, proposing a new, more inclusive, supportive and systemic model of medical care.
More specifically, Eolo is a portable handheld device for remote care that assesses and improves the respiratory capacity of its users with simple inspiratory and expiratory exercises and testsBased on the principles of RMT (Respiratory Muscle Training), Eolo focuses on training various muscles essential to respiratory function, such as the diaphragm, external and internal intercostal muscles and other accessory muscles, in terms of endurance, strength and flow.
Nowadays, respiratory health and respiratory diseases - especially since COVID-19 - are a global priorityin this context, Eolo serves as a potential integrated and versatile resource in the health, sport and wellness sector.
It is therefore mainly intended for patients with conditions that compromise their respiratory capacity and therefore positions itself in the e-health and medical device markets. It is also perfect for the physical performance and sports device markets as it is beneficial for professional athletes and amateur sports enthusiasts. Finally, the fact that it teaches good breathing techniques and helps to improve the respiratory strength and stamina makes the device also suitable for the wellness market.
The next steps of the project within the acceleration programme will help Aurélie and her team to define more clearly the target market, the needs of potential users, validate the previous research carried out and create the business model. Meanwhile, the development of the device continues and the grant will be used to create a prototype.
All this has been achieved at the Politecnico!So, we asked Aurélie why she decided to move to Italy from France to study here.