Gadgets: Help Asthma People
A lot of people in the world suffer from asthma. In the wearables field we have a number of gadgets that may relive these suffering. Here is some latest development in this area:
Daniel on November 7, 2015
Health Care Originals came up with an automated smart medical device (ADAMM) particularly designed to lessen the workload associated with monitoring chronic asthma.
The device, popularly dubbed as the Automated Device For Asthma Monitoring And Management (ADAMM) comes with a secondary app that allows the health caregiver to get real-time info concerning the asthmatic patient. Most of the time, both the device and the companion app are connected to the hospital’s private network (as opposed to external broadbands or mobile data connections) to lessen the chances of interference from outside signals.
With such a setup in place, a nurse/doctor can keep track of their patient’s improvement track record or alerted in the event of a serious Asthma attack. Other than that, the device and the app can also aid in scheduling treatment plans and notifying the relevant medical personnel whenever the patient is due for treatment and charting the progress or deterioration of the symptoms.
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CareTRx™ [pronounced care-tracks] is a cloud-based solution designed to simplify chronic respiratory disease management, connecting patients and caregivers through remote monitoring and real-time adherence tools.
10/28/2015 - Rob Matheson, MIT News Office
The full system, launched in 2014, called CareTRx, is a small cap equipped with sensors and onboard memory that fits over the canister of most metered-dose inhalers. When a user presses down to deliver a dose, the onboard memory stores that data. Then, when the user is near a mobile device, the cap automatically connects and syncs to the cloud and to the product’s app. Lights around the cap also illuminate when it’s time for a dose.
The app offers several features: a diary that tracks potential triggers, peak flow, and symptoms; notifications for upcoming or missed doses; a percentage of prescription adherence; and a “badge” system for users, which rewards them for certain “good” behaviors.
Users own the data, but can share them with anyone, such as health care provides or caregivers. Researchers and clinicians, with permission from the users, may also use another dashboard component to track usage among entire populations of patients anonymously.
The sensor can also track overuse of rescue inhalers, which is sometimes overlooked, Engelhard says: A patient using a rescue inhaler, say, five times during a run when they’ve previously only used it a couple times, for instance, can signal an underlying issue. “There could be something wrong. Your airways are getting inflamed narrowed and we make it more transparent to you,” he says.
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By blowing into the Wing sensor, it measures how much air you can blow in a single second, and how fast it flows, the results of which give a picture of how your lungs are working. The app presents the data in a simple to understand traffic light system, helping asthma sufferers understand if they’re in danger of having an attack.
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This is Spiritus, the cloud-connected pulmonary function test designed for asthmatic children.
The traditional at home pulmonary function tests can be inaccurate. On site tests are only available in specialized locations therefore making them not readily accesible.
Knox's app can track lung health
By Sophie Bushwick October 19, 2015
When a child with asthma goes to the doctor, he or she can breathe into a device that tests lung strength. But that doesn't track the child's day-to-day ability to breathe. So Knox Medical Diagnostics is developing a home version of the device that connects to a smartphone app. Popular Science host Katie Linendoll spoke with Knox founder and CTO Huyson Lam at the 2015 Kairos Global Summit to learn how his app can provide a clearer picture of lung health.
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