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Children with asthma face two challenges: not having the resources to be treated and being bullied. 

Children in poor or remote communities don't have access to asthma treatment.
The common inhaler and the treatment have become a synonym of "weak

Children with asthma face two challenges: not having the resources to be treated and being bullied. Children in poor or remote communities don't have access to asthma treatment. The common inhaler and the treatment have become a synonym of "weak

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Luis Daniel commented on Inhaler for Children with Asthma

Hi Bettina, first of all thank you! I am aware of the use of spacers, especially with children. The mouthpiece shape and size of the inhaler I designed are very similar to other common meter dosed inhalers, the receptacle in spacers is usually flexible to allow different brands and shapes fit.

What I think to ensure 100% compatibility is to design a receptacle-inhaler interface, some kind of connector with the inhaler's mouthpiece shape on one side and the conventional shape on the other, so you can couple standard spacers to it.

I am currently not collaborating with anyone actively, besides this entry in OpenIDEO. I recently moved to the US. I chose Boulder as a possible pilot location because that is where I am, but it could be anywhere, would you be interested in trying it out? One of the main reasons for me to post this project in OpenIDEO is precisely to open it to more people (I know no physicians or organizations) and leverage on their connections to keep this moving forward.

I appreciate your opinion and interest as a doctor, that is what we need! If you or someone you know can add to this project, please share it with them :)

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Luis Daniel commented on Inhaler for Children with Asthma

Yes! I would love to! Knowing we can build and contribute to something bigger than just ourselves is AMAZING and OpenIDEO is a paradise for that! Thank you!

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Luis Daniel commented on Inhaler for Children with Asthma

Thank you Olivia!