BREATH

BREATH: Hope for Asthmatic people

La Marsa, Tunisia
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. When it is not controlled, this disease can lead to death. In order to control more the asthmatic patients’ state, we looked for a tool - BREATH- permitting the early detection of the eventual attacks.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if a device could be used to notify about upcoming Asthma crises and saves thousands of lives
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

World health organization recognizes that asthma is of major public health importance. Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. When it is not controlled, this disease can affect the life quality and can even lead to death.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

BREATH secures asthmatic patients from getting sudden hazardous attacks, by generating an alarm and contacting patient’s family. Hence, we will implement a product that permanently detects asthma attacks in their beginning. Our product is the first in the market that uses sound to detect asthma attacks. We equipped the product with a system measuring the severity of the patient's condition. This system is not only used to inform the patient of the imminent attack but also to inform one of the relatives of his serious condition. Our product tracks patient status through their historical crises.

Awards

ATB Challenge Winner
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

An asthmatic elderly, who suffer from a severe asthma, got a hazardous crisis when he is slipping. By chance his son wake up during night and notice the wheezing, called the doctor urgently and his parent is saved. Following this case, the son purchased BREATH to get alerts prior to asthma crises. Now, before the happening of the crises the son got a call and a message from BREATH to his phone indicating that a crises symptoms is appearing and urge him to intervene. The son elderly is now more secure and the son is more comfortable abut the health of his parent.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This product is still not finalized. It requires more funds to finalize the prototype.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Our solution - BREATH - will save the life of thousands of people around the globe dying from asthma crises.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The revenue will come from selling the product.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Currently, there is no device being used. Relatives stay close to the patient and pay attention to the singes of a crises like breathing.
Team

Founding Story

The idea is first created in a business plan challenge in the university. Then we have decided to continue working on it and it was developed over time to reach this stage.

Team

Achraf Triki: board memeber Yassine Derbel: board memeber
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:
Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder - CEO

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Responsible Consumption and Production.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

Winner ATB Challenge
Qualified in the German Arab Strat-up Competition

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

Not applied