HOWDY BREATH – Continuous monitoring of breathing


HOWDY BREATH is ComfTech’s wearable monitoring device dedicated to respiratory system.
HOWDY BREATH is designed to monitor patients in the hospital or at home, through continuous and real-time detection of their vital parameters: breathing rate, inhalation and exhalation times, chest/abdomen amplitude changes, posture and movement. HOWDY BREATH is suitable for all ages: specific textile units are available for infants and children up to 36 months, children from 3 to 16 years, and adults over 16 years.

Continuous and non-invasive monitoring

Wearing a simple garment incorporating ComfTech textile technology, it is possible to monitor patients in the facility or at home. HOWDY BREATH is designed to be integrated into the user’s daily life as a flexible, adaptable and non-invasive support. ComfTech’s design has always placed the user at the centre, the device is designed to not interfere with the person’s lifestyle and can be worn all day long in total freedom. ComfTech’s sensorised garments are made of a special conductive yarn that guarantees absolute and long-lasting comfort. The fabric clings like a second skin, leaving complete freedom of movement and safely detecting the signal.

Elements of the system

The system consists of:
• HOWDY BREATH electronic unit, class IIb medical device
• HOWDY App for data reading
• Sensorised garment, class I medical device
The system can also be integrated with compatible thermometer and pulse oxymeter, whose data are displayed in the HOWDY App.

How does it work?

Once the HOWDY BREATH electronic unit is attached to the smart garment, the parameters detected by the textile sensors are processed and transmitted to the App. All the data collected can be read in real time by medical staff via the App or, in the case of remote home monitoring, shared by the patient in the form of reports. Thanks to telemedicine services, the data can also be sent remotely directly to the medical staff, who can then have an overall picture of the patients and constantly monitor the evolution of their health status.

Use cases

Infectious Diseases
In case of respiratory infections, HOWDY BREATH is useful to have a continuous monitoring in isolation, both in the ward and at home, decreasing the risk of contagion for healthcare workers and caregivers. In addition, temperature control and SpO2 detection provide a clear picture of the patient.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
HOWDY BREATH makes it possible to monitor rehabilitation sessions by providing objective data for evaluation of the progress and goals achieved.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
HOWDY BREATH allows home monitoring of respiratory parameters, intercepting early the worsening of the disease and allowing timely readmission to hospital.
Sleep disorders
Thanks to the comparative analysis of thoracic and abdominal breathing, HOWDY BREATH allows effective screening of obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep quality.
Home monitoring
HOWDY BREATH enables home monitoring of frail patients with respiratory problems, facilitating continuity of care between hospital and territory.


No cables, no hassle, no interference.
Certified medical device
Continuous data
Sent to smartphone and central monitor automatically
Easy to use
Sensors already in place, minimal interaction required.
Machine washable
Reusable and durable clothing.
Long battery life
30 hours of continuous transmission.

Technical Data Chart

  • Smart garment
  • Unisex top, Female top , Singlet, Singlet with abdominal belt, Body, Belt
  • Device
  • ricarica wireless NFC
  • 44mm x 44mm x 13mm | 44mm x 50mm x 13mm
  • connessione Bluetooth®


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