What is the Bella Project?

The Bella Project is a non-profit society formed to create a device, mobile app and game for children with Cystic Fibrosis aged 6 to 12 to complete their daily physiotherapy.

It is estimated that Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects around 100,000 people around the world. One in every 3,600 children born in Canada has Cystic Fibrosis making it the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is currently no cure.

A key therapy in the treatment of CF patients is Positive Expiratory Pressure therapy or PEP. This is an airway clearance technique that can greatly extend the patient lifespan. Children like Bella do this physiotherapy twice a day, for around 30 minutes each time. It is necessary and very repetitive.

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is currently no cure. CF has various effects on the body, but mainly on the digestive system and lungs.Learn More »
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What is PEP?

PEP (Positive Expiratory Pressure) therapy is an airway clearance technique for CF patients. Children like Bella do this physiotherapy twice a day, for around 30 minutes each time. While it’s a very boring and repetitive task, it can greatly extend the lifespan of patients with CF.Learn More »
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How do Games Help?

Let’s make therapy fun. PEP therapy is generally done at home, and in the case of children, with parental supervision. It’s repetitive and boring, and patients often begin to neglect it – but it’s ultimately a very key aspect of managing cystic fibrosis. Why not help make this necessary part of life fun?Learn More »
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What exactly have we made?

The Bella Box is an electronic manometer with Bluetooth that connects to the PEP mask and resister. It transmits to the mobile app (or Bella App), that can be downloaded on any Android device, and measures the breaths of each PEP therapy session.Learn More »
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