This study will use several digital technologies and scanning processes to help understand what happens when someone breathes to help develop new treatments for dysfunctional breathing.

People who struggle to breathe are often treated with simple breathing exercises. This project is looking to develop a new system using high-tech visual and audio feedback to guide patients through a personalised process of learning the correct muscular control for their breathing.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at the University of Salford.


  • Age 18+
  • Diagnosed with a breathing pattern disorder or dysfunctional breathing
  • Have a history of breathing difficulties for more than six months


  • University of Salford


Taking part involves attending one appointment at the University of Salford (approx. 2 hours), which will include:

  • tests of your breathing
  • scans of your chest, abdomen and shoulders
  • short questionnaire about how your breathing affects your daily life.

Participants will be reimbursed £20 for their time, plus reasonable travel expenses.

Recruiting until

  • 31 May 2024

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