ORLANDO COMPANY'S PORTABLE NEBULIZER MAY ENHANCE COVID TREATMENT
That’s why on March 30, AireHealth announced it was eager to help support the national effort to stem the impacts of the novel Coronavirus, putting out a call for collaborators to help apply the firm’s technology to help coronavirus patients.
HOW THESE 4 LOCAL TECH FIRMS & MANUFACTURERS ARE HELPING THE STRESSED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Autonomous vehicles and 3-D printers are just some of the technologies local companies are deploying to help address the squeeze the coronavirus pandemic has placed on the nation's health care system.
The virus, which had infected more than 1.06 million people worldwide and 9,585 people in Florida as of April 3, has stressed health care systems around the globe. It’s created a demand for medical supplies, especially masks and ventilators. It’s also caused companies around the world — including several in Central Florida — to shift their businesses and produce medical equipment.
While many companies are reeling as the pandemic forces businesses to shutter and the economy to slow, other firms are seeing a new use for their products and equipment. That includes medical tech firm AireHealth Inc., CEO Stacie Ruth told Orlando Business Journal. “When there’s something this big, it creates as much opportunity as it does a crisis.”
As the daughter of two business owners, AireHealth CEO and Co-Founder Stacie Ruth knew she wanted to make her mark on the world of business in her own way. Once she found a passion for health care, she knew the business side of the industry would be her calling and soon zeroed in on the production and commercialization of medical products. With the creation of the AireHealth connected nebulizer and Asthma App, Ruth hopes to do the same with her own product. Here, she discusses how and why she founded AireHealth and how tech changes the landscape for sustainable health care.
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