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.
In a recent video publication of the European Respiratory Society, distinguished medical researchers discuss their views about the importance of occupational air quality in the maintenance of respiratory health and more specifically in the prevention of asthma worsening.
The MyAirCoach project will cover this important parameter of respiratory healthcare, through the unified interpretation of the medical records of patients and the objective measurement of air conditions in the patients environment.
MyAirCoach partner AsthmaUK has published a report which provides interesting details about the technological transformations of asthma healthcare, and important insights into the future opportunities and challenges of this field. Even though the report is particularly focusing in the healthcare in the United Kingdom it combination with a concise summary of the global picture of asthma management allows the reader to understand the importance of innovative approaches such as of our project.
In July, Dr Omar S Usmani, travelled to Malaysia to participate in the annual Malaysian Thoracic Society Congress organized in Penang on the 28th- 31st July ,
On the 22nd-24th July 2016, the Indian Academy of Allergy organised their annual congress under the theme to 'Expanding the Horizons of Allergic Diseases and Asthma: From Epigenetics to Treatment and Prevention'.
In July myAirCoach partners doctors Matteo Bonnini, Fan Chung and Omar Usmani met with local communities who visited the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital in London.
In a recent video produced by the European Respiratory Society, Dr Omar Usmani from ICL and one of the partners of MyAirCoach project, underlines some important issues related to proper management of respiratory diseases and introduces the MyAirCoach project as an innovative solution for the proper self-management of patients and the decision support of health-care professionals.