MyAirCoach project reached Final Round of the Innovation Radar Prize 2016, a competition promoted by the European Commission to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation ICT projects. The smart inhaler that will support patients with asthma in the self-management of their disease, was selected by the European Commission for competing with other 39 European top innovators.
Last September researchers in the field of ICT, engineers, healthcare professionals and patient representatives gather in the charming Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence for MobileHCI 2016, the 18th International conference on human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services.
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress, the biggest event worldwide in the respiratory field, took place this year in London from the 3rd till the 7th of September. MyAirCoach had great visibility at the Congress thanks to the presence of several project partners, the availability of the official project brochure at the World Village and most importantly, two posters which were presented by representatives of the MyAirCoach consortium.
How the history of smart inhalers can help us create better devices for the management and understanding of asthma disease (Based on a publication in the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery).
The 66th session of the Regional Committee of Europe of the World Health Organization has recognized air pollution as the most significant environmental factor affecting non communicable disease such as asthma.
MyAirCoach is leading the way in this direction by incorporating pollution measurements and predictions in the offered Decision Support Functionalities, allowing in this way doctors as well as patients to understand the connections of asthma with their environment.