The European Commission will be present at its flagship event "Imagine digital, CONNECT Europe – ICT 2018" from 4 to 6 December 2018 in Vienna. The event includes a major exhibition of EU-funded research and innovation projects from current and previous Framework Programmes showcasing the best accomplishments and pioneering results. The ICT-2018 Exhibition is organised by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). The exhibition will also present initiatives which support the Digital Single Market.
MyAirCoach has been presented at the HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 Conference held in Sitges (Spain) in May 27-29 2018, where representatives from hospitals, health authorities, health providers and innovators and patients gathered to learn more about the latest innovations applicable to healthcare.
For people with asthma, their inhaler plays a central role in managing the condition. These simple drug delivery devices have been used for decades to deliver medication to the lungs. Regular treatment with inhaled controller medication helps to keep asthma under control and, for some patients, ‘rescue’ or relief medication can limit the impact of an exacerbation (or ‘asthma attack’).
“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.
This year’s eHealth week took place between the 10th and the 12th of May in Malta, where more than 1,000 stakeholders gathered from four different continents. The event was an opportunity to present and share best practices in the area of the eHealth, and especially on the main theme of this year, the access to and the sharing of personal health data.
In a recent TED Ed video, professor Cristopher E. Gaw describes the main symptoms and treatments of asthma.