Project News

The world asthma congress has taken place this year in Madrid Spain. The continuous presence and increasing impact of the World Asthma Congress, underlines the importance of effective asthma management and reveals the importance of MyAirCoach objectives and innovation potential.

The Asthma Health project has been released alongside Apple's ResearchKit and aims at the creation of an innovative mobile phone application designed to facilitate asthma patient education and self-monitoring. In a recent development the Asthma Health project has been announced to expand in the United Kingdom and Ireland, taking an important step towards the promotion of mHealth technologies worldwide.

Standardization is a crucial component of the MyAirCoah solution as it promises the fast and efficient integration of our solution with the global healthcare environment. In a recent article IEEE has focused on the standardization of eHealth technologies and identified that there has been a surge in IEEE standards activities in the health-care field. A new e-health standard was issued to protect biometric data exchanged via smartphones and similar devices.

Novartis has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, to develop a connected version of its inhaler, Breezhaler, for people who have COPD.
Specifically, Qualcomm Life will develop the reference design for the module that will connect the Breezhaler to the Qualcomm Life 2net platform, a hub for connecting home health devices. This platform will collect data on inhaler usage, including the duration of the patient's inhalation, which Novartis said indicates quality of the inhalation.