“Asthma is a struggle – imagine carrying a 50kg stone around all day” says Toni Latimer-Simpson from Advisory Patient Forum (APF) in a recently published article in MedTech. For people living with severe asthma, daily tasks can be a real challenge. Could ‘smart inhalers’ empower patients by providing information on what triggers asthma attacks?
This year is Milan that will host the ERS Congress, the largest meeting of respiratory professionals in the world! On Sunday 10th September the role of e-health in respiratory conditions, asthma and COPD in particular, will be discussed during a symposium that will take place at 14h45 in Session 171. The symposium will assess the wave of investment in digital health and the need for full patient involvement in the development of new tools and apps. In this context, myAirCoach is taken as a good practice and will be presented by Dr. Konstantinos Votis from CERTH.
The online magazine Evolving Science presents the very latest scientific research and forefront of engineering & technological discoveries from the world’s leading universities, research organizations and industry. In August an article about myAirCoach and its mission of enabling self-management of asthma through mobile technology was released.
In a recent video publication of the European Respiratory Society, distinguished medical researchers discuss the current difficulties and challenges in the misdiagnosis of asthma and focus specifically on the case of severe asthma as it relates to comorbidities and symptoms that significantly affect the quality of life of patients.
MyAirCoach is in a crucial stage and all partners are intensifying their efforts to deliver the innovative mHealth tool that will improve the quality of life of people with asthma. To update on all evolutions and plan the next steps, the consortium has met in Athens in June.