Respiratory diseases

Listed among the rising causes of death in forthcoming years, the impact of chronic respiratory diseases on quality of life ranks high because symptoms are typically aggravated in the course of time with a subsequent rise in the degree of disablement even for several years after diagnosis.
Hence the particular importance of prevention, early diagnosis and the possibility of administering therapies and rehabilitation treatments at home to either prevent or delay the onset of severe disablement, thus limiting progress of the disorders to the most impaired stages. 
Of all chronic respiratory diseases, ranging from Asthma to Cystic Fibrosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) and Bronchiectasies, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is most certainly the one that records the highest impact in terms of population affected, severity and caregiving burden.