Eupnea is developing a sensor
for monitoring the respiratory rate
Our sensor aims at detecting respiratory rate which is
considered to be the most reliable vital parameter that
changes fastest in disease development
Eupnea AS has high ambitions to develop radically improved monitoring equipment, that can potentially reduce resource usage and change
the way in which today’s medicine investigates, monitors and treats patients.
Eupnea AS is an entrepreneurial company established in 2016 composed of a heterogeneous group of highly educated individuals with broad
experience in various fields. The company has come up with a working prototype that can easily, cheaply and securely monitor the respiratory rate, non-invasively, in real time.
Our concept is to combine commercially available technology that is mass produced into a single sensor module, capable of accurately measuring the respiratory rate.
The sensor measures the movement of the lower chest area, and using a novel algorithm it estimates the respiratory rate. Additonally, the sensor will transmit data using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and we aim for a product that will be easily integrated into clinical information systems, as well as a functional stand-alone product. Our goal is to produce a sensor that is comfortable to wear, and easy to use with minimum of training.
The final product will be cheap to produce, and the value lies in an effective and precise algorithm that gives reliable results to medical professionals.
Eupnea consists of a young, ambitious group of people. For further assistants in strategy planning, technical challenges and in the complex field of pulmonary medicine, Eupnea has a network of advisors and scientists who has the experience and academic credibility we deem necessary for success.
About Hans Erik
Hans Erik Heggem holds a developer position, and is partly responsible for developing a technical solution, which includes software development and component design. Hans Erik holds an M.Sc. degree in Engineering Cybernetics and Robotics and a BA of Social Sciences in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Additionally, he finished a semester of his M.Sc. degree at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as an exchange student. On a daily basis Hans Erik is a systems developer at DIPS AS in Tromsø, Norway.
Øystein Th. Ødegaard-Olsen holds the position as CEO and responsible for the administration and finance recourses, head of board. On a daily basis Øystein is a Physician in Specialization Internal Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Norway. Øystein holds MSC degree and Medical Degree from University of southern Denmark (SDU), B.Sc Health management and Health Economics from the medical faculty of Univeristy in Oslo (UiO). This makes him capable of managing the team in further device and product development, and make this to a commercial business.
Tørris Sjøset holds the position as research coordinator and responsible for planning and conducting evidence-based test attempts and planning of further evidence-based research throughout the project. Tørris has a Medical Degree from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and is spcialized in internal medicine works as clinician in lung medicine.
Roger H. Pettersen has the position as CFO and is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting. He also acts as a board member. On a daily basis Roger is a consultant and Managing Director of Finance Resources AS. Roger holds a CPA degree from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a MBA from University of Nordland.
Magnus Mariero holds the posisiton as CTO and is member of the board. He is partly responsible for developing a technical solution. Magnus has a MSc Electronics from NTNU, specialization in nanoelectronics and photonics and a professional certificate as an electrician. His knowledge in sensing principles and physics, combined with experience from strategy work and quality management in a company with billion-dollar revenue, makes him capable of leading the development. He also has experience in sensor implementation projects in a hospital setting.