Inspiring a Digital Society (Hall X3)
Stand number: i20
myAirCoach supports asthma patients to control their disease through personalised mHealth. Asthma is a life-long chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, which poses an enormous psychological and economic burden. Despite its increasing prevalence, one in two patients do not have their asthma well controlled.
myAirCoach introduces new monitoring approaches, combined with the development of novel sensors to form a system that will address the needs of patients on a daily basis. Analysis, modelling and prediction of disease symptoms through intuitive web and mobile interfaces serve to stimulate patients to engage in health management, and also increase the knowledge about the possibilities that mHealth can bring to asthma control.
myAirCoach is at a final stage, since the system is already developed and under evaluation through test campaigns with real patients. The validation of these results is the final milestone that will serve to increased confidence in myAirCoach and in technology support for health decisions and self-management systems.
Healthcare professionals could use myAirCoach in the near future to supervise the condition of their patients and adjust the prescribed medication accordingly. In this context, myAirCoach will provide clinicians early indications of increasing symptoms or exacerbations, while helping to understand the mechanisms underpinning the progression of asthma disease.
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