Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines offer relief to millions of people suffering from sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, more than a third of CPAP users stop using their equipment due to compliance issues such as discomfort and air leakage. The goal of the business project was to devise a solution that would address these issues while producing a profitable product for VisMed3D. Since this is an ongoing project, the previous year was focused on creating a product workflow that would meet the necessary criteria for the solution. Throughout this academic cohort, the workflow was tested by conducting trials with the 3D scanner application, refining a patient’s scan, and creating a 3D model that would be compatible with their CPAP machine. Along with this, a business model canvas was developed to demonstrate the viability of this solution both as a profitable product for the company and an effective solution for patients. This helped strengthen the CPAP business idea to prevent mistakes observed by other products/services as well as learn from their successes.
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