After raising $1.25 million last year, OxiWear founder Shavini Fernando told ARLnow that they are now in midst of testing in order to start selling the small, ear-worn blood oxygen alert system by late October. The hope is to, at least initially, appeal to the fitness and exercise market.
OxiWear, an Arlington-based health tech startup, secured $70,000 from Halcyon Angels, an early-stage investing network from Washington, D.C. social impact nonprofit Halcyon. That comes not long after OxiWear collected its second $100,000 investment from the nonprofit’s separate Halcyon Fund.
After traveling to the U.S. from Sri Lanka in 2015 for a second medical opinion, Shavini Fernando found herself unable to travel home after receiving a diagnosis of severe pulmonary hypertension. That diagnosis forced the founder and CEO of OxiWear to restart her life in the U.S., where she’s gone on to develop an ear-wearable […]
Dangerously low levels of blood oxygenation can also be experienced by high performance athletes, particularly those training or competing at altitude. Unlike other oxygenation monitoring devices, it’s worn on the ear rather than the fingertip, making OxiWear much more user friendly and functional. The device connects to an app and a dashboard to monitor key […]
Arlington’s OxiWear scored new funding from a familiar local investor to help launch the first iteration of its product, a wearable device to monitor oxygen levels, this fall.
The company is developing a wearable device to monitor oxygen levels that it hopes to pitch first to the fitness world.
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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Startup the Week Series. Today we are introducing you to the founder of Oxiwear, Shavini Fernando.
Because exercising at high altitudes increases the risk of hypoxia or low oxygen levels in the body, OxiWear has created an ear-wearable pulse oximeter for continuous oxygen monitoring and low-oxygen alerting.
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