Facilitating At-Home Spirometry with Millimeter-Wave Devices


Reference #: 01523

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Facilitating At-Home Spirometry with Millimeter-Wave Devices


Due to the steady rise of COVID-19 cases and its long-haul syndromes, a broader set of people will now require continuous lung function monitoring. At-home spirometry tests allow to continuously monitor for recovery, detect changes, and gather long-term lung function evolution.

Invention Description:

We propose a low-barrier means to perform at-home spirometry tests using built in technology already available on 5G smart devices. The technology designs a software-only spirometry solution. 

Potential Applications:

At-home spirometry tests. Provides objective measures of lung function and has wide applicability in diagnosing Asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, and other pulmonary diseases.

Advantages and Benefits:

This invention is the first system that enables at-home spirometry with cheap and ubiquitous mobile devices without requiring any extra hardware. We believe the technology can be a key solution to transform 5G smartphones into reliable at-home spirometers in the post-COVID era.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Facilitating At-Home Spirometry with Millimeter-Wave Devices Utility United States 17/715,503   4/7/2022     Filed
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Sanjib Sur
Aakriti Adhikari
Spirometry test
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