The creator of Pulmonica Pulmonary Harmonica, Dana Keller, PhD, recently presented her novel device to asthma experts during the Association of Asthma Educators conference held in San Antonio, which was met with enthusiasm among lung disease experts. According to a pair of educators from Texas and New York, they can imagine the Pulmonica having a particularly effective niche with kids who suffer from lung disease.

The Pulmonica is low-tuned instrument specially designed to emit deep, resonant, relaxing sounds that vibrate through the lung structures and sinuses. Keller emphasizes that its usage does not require musical skill — only long, deep breaths. It is meant to promote airway clearance, oxygenation, and strengthening of respiratory muscles, as well as ease any anxiety related to the disease, especially in the event of an impending attack.