The NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has selected 8 finalists to receive $50,000 each and advance to Phase 2 of the Air You Wear Challenge. The winners, in alphabetical order, are:
- Abundant Oxygen submitted by Chemventive
- AIRS POC with higher flows and remote monitoring submitted by AIRS' team
- Automatically Adjusting Smart POC submitted by Baltimore Respiratory Innovations
- AutO2: Automating Oxygen Dosing in Real Time submitted by Lisa Lancaster’s team
- BreatheEasy™ Anywhere submitted by Edward Lin's team
- Recycled Air Return Oxygen Concentrator submitted by Lost&Lucky's team
- RESPIRE: Provide Day-Long O2 and Fits in a Purse submitted by Hawai'i Innovation
- Thermoelectric energy recovery submitted by Team Sonaphase
You can learn more about the winning teams here.
We would also like to recognize the following honorable mentions. While these teams will not be advancing to the next stage, we would like to commend them for their noteworthy submissions:
- Adaptively Controlled Oxygen Concentrator RPSA submitted by Lehigh University & The University of Alabama
- Catch Your Breath! submitted by Nicholas Wynn, Diane Parry, and Carol Bennett.
The eight winning teams now have 30 weeks to develop their technology. At the end of Phase 2, the innovators developing the three top-performing prototypes will win $60,000, $30,000, and $10,000, respectively.
Congratulations once again to our Phase 1 winners!