In their own words: Mark Rowe of Dynomed

AIB Start-up Academy finalist, and co-founder of Dynomed, Mark Rowe talks about his lightbulb moment, the target audience and how his business solves a problem

Mark Rowe of Dynomed tells the story of his startup: 

“The idea for Dynomed came about because of my mum. She has a sleep-related breathing disorder that disrupts sleep quality, called sleep apnoea. Her prescribed therapy is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), a small device she needs to use when she sleeps that allows her to breathe naturally and achieve high-quality sleep. When the therapy was working, it was fantastic but she struggled to achieve this constantly. 

“I’m a clinical physiology scientist and have specialised in sleep medicine therapies for over eight years so I built her a platform that allows her to self-manage the routine, day-to-day aspects of her therapy. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea and use a CPAP device then our product makes for a much easier and rewarding experience. 

“We are building a product that offers sensors, analytics, services and supports for the management of respiratory sleep disorders. We plan to do large scale beta testing this year with a launch in 2018. There’s a reason we spend approximately a third of our lifetime sleeping, it’s so important for our mental and physical health so we should ensure we’re doing it to the best of our ability.” 

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