This Ultra-Thin Inhaler Can Fit In Your Wallet

This Ultra-Thin Inhaler Can Fit in Your Wallet

Fashion-conscious asthmatic readers will be excited to know that a new ultra-thin inhaler is on the horizon. Though it's still in the testing phase, the prototype looks cool. It's designed to carry six doses of medication, but still fits in the credit card compartment of a wallet. This is the iWheeze. Just kidding, it's called Bloom, but it is clearly inspired by the sleek, portable gadgets that are designed to be carried around inconspicuously. It's roughly the size of a credit card — 54mm by 85mm. To use, asthma sufferers would pre-load it with the metal canister that comes with a traditional asthma inhaler.

This Ultra-Thin Inhaler Can Fit in Your Wallet

During an attack, they would fish it out of the wallet, flip up a tab that acts as a "trigger" and spray it into their mouths.

This Ultra-Thin Inhaler Can Fit in Your Wallet

It's a good design, and a look at the Bloom website shows that it's meant to retail for just $US40 ($55).

Unfortunately, the same site shows that it isn't going to be on the market any time soon. According to the FAQ, Bloom is scheduled to conclude FDA testing in November. If it passes muster, it should be on the US market sometime after that but Australian availability is a whole different question. In any case, there's no set date, so keep your traditional inhaler handy.

[Medgadget, Bloom Inhaler]

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    This is an excellent idea, iv'e had similar thoughts on changing the shape of the traditional inhaler to something more sleek and portable maybe the size of a USB stick but I would definitely purchase a credit card sized inhaler.

    It might be good it it has a higher capacity. For a lot of people 6 doses (as indicated in the GIF above) is just not enough. I think respiration takes precedence over fashion!

    I don't like the sound of this......another gadget for money making and big business and more to add to the environmental landfill problems......nothing wrong with present system and puffers are not that big for goodness sake!

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