Team Details

University of Pittsburgh
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating condition, and the heavy, bulky, and unsafe oxygen tanks used for therapy can make it worse. The treatment can feel more restrictive than the disease itself. POD (Portable Oxygen Device) fundamentally changes the way we store oxygen. We use porous materials to concentrate a 1 hour supply of oxygen in a standard aluminum soda can. Our patent pending PODs are lighter, safer, and more portable than current oxygen systems. With POD, a patient's life will no longer revolve around their oxygen system.  At POD, big things come in little cans.
Blake Dube
Chemical and Biomolecular Eng
Mark Spitz
Exercise Science