Breathing is important.

The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. That’s a lot of breaths.

Most of us take breathing for granted. We just...breathe. But for millions of people who struggle with COPD, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, the simple act of breathing becomes a struggle. A serious flare-up can stop your breathing completely, land you in the hospital, or even be deadly. Often times flare-ups worsen over several days, but it can be difficult to know when a flare-up is coming.

Our team has talked with hundreds of people living with COPD and asthma to learn the challenges they face every day. We’ve heard countless stories of frustration, fear, uncertainty, and helplessness from people across the U.S. who live with COPD or asthma every day.

The good news is that nearly all flare-ups can be prevented if you can act early. So how can we prevent flare-ups?

Our mission is to help people breathe.

Spirometers are a medical device that measures lung function - the gold-standard for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory conditions such as COPD and asthma. Lung function is a measure of how inflamed and constricted your lung airways are. While powerful tools, spirometers have been historically available only to hospitals and physician offices due of high-cost, complexity, and size.

We thought it was time for something new.

Our Story

Sparo was founded by Andrew Brimer and Abby Cohen while they were at Washington University in St. Louis. While researching respiratory conditions, Andrew and Abby were staggered by the unseen impact that COPD, asthma, and other respiratory conditions has on families and communities. In 2012, they founded Sparo to transform respiratory care.

Our team at Sparo is dedicated to helping people breathe. We are driven to create life-changing products that are powerful, yet simple to use. We have turned to COPD and asthma patients as well as world-renowned physicians all along the way for feedback and guidance along the way. This inspired us to develop a better way to measure lung function right at home. This was the foundation of our flagship product, Wing: the easiest way to monitor lung function.

The name "Wing" re-imagines the often negative connotations around "air" that are associated with respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Wing helps reclaim the idea of air with positive forces of flight, support, strength, and wisdom

Thanks for learning more about our team and mission! We'd love to hear your story, so feel free to reach us at: help@sparohealth.com