The chronic lung disease COPD affects between 4-10% of Europeans, but about 70% of them are underdiagnosed: a major public health problem. By developing a simulation environment of the respiratory system and creating a decision-support system for clinicians, the European research project SYNERGY-COPD wants to improve diagnosis and management of the disease.


The system allows doctors to anticipate the progression of COPD and to determine the most suitable treatment for each COPD patient. Doctors can also make use of a patented tool, developed within the project, to verify the Spirometry tests of their patients.