CAPE TOWN - Local biomedical engineers at the Medical Devices Laboratory of the University of Cape Town (UCT) have designed a device to help to improve the quality of life for asthma sufferers.
(Image: The Easy Squeezy)
The device, called the Easy Squeezy (a novel device) is an attachment sleeve that fits over a standard inhaler which reduces the force required to activate the inhaler by approximately two thirds, making it manageable for most children and elderly asthma sufferers.
Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu, Associate Professor Michael Levin, Giancarlo Beukes and Gokul Nair are part of UCT’s Medical Devices Group, which develops affordable medical technologies.
The aim of this venture is to change the lives of those who cannot afford expensive medical technologies as they believe health care is a core human right.