The report from ‘Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases’ of the World Health Organization is now published including important results regarding actions and progress around the world in care and prevention of respiratory diseases.
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.
Last week the MyAirCoach project was presented in the eHealth Forum 2015 in Athens - Greece.
Taking the first step in the formation of the project's educational framework, the design process of the MyAirCoach app was included in the International Conference on Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning
MyAirCoach was present in the 5th International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering. More specifically, a new algorithmic approach has been presented for the acoustic detection of inhaler actuations through the use of Convolution Neural Networks.
A recent article on the Medtech Engine has focused on MyAirCoach and specifically on the presentation of the project in the ISAM congress in Munich. After a short overview of the framework of the project, its main objectives are presented outlining in this way the innovation potential of MyAirCoach.
I am an asthma patient, or more accurately, an asthma sufferer really fed up of going to the doctors or the hospital because of my asthma. I’d much rather be on holiday, seeing friends and family; even just not worrying about whether I’ve remembered my inhaler or not would be brilliant!
That’s why I decided to join MyAirCoach project as a volunteer patient advisor.
The annual congress of the European Respiratory Society presented a great opportunity for the dissemination of MyAirCoach project and the strengthening of its relations with the research community. The project’s consortium was well represented in the activities of the congress through the participation of EFA, AsthmaUK, Imperial College, Leiden University and Aerocrine.
On the 8-9th of July, EFA will represent myAirCoach consortium at the Responsible Research Innovation-ICT 2015 workshop. The workshop is a European Commission DG Connect initiative together with the RRI-ICT Forum Project.
The event will serve to identify challenges, share knowledge and experiences and build experiences in the domains of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), areas that are present in the H2020 programme.