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"Asthmapolis is closing the gap between what can be accomplished in asthma and chronic respiratory disease and what little has so far been achieved. This means significantly improving the quality of care, reducing unnecessary morbidity and utilization, and enabling a modern, cost-effective, data-driven approach to management.
Using small sensors to record when and where people use inhaled medications, Asthmapolis provides patients with a continuous, objective assessment of their disease, together with personalized guidance and targeted education, drawn from the national guidelines, to help them improve.
Similar interfaces, powered by advanced analytics, allow physicians and healthcare providers to remotely monitor patients and identify those who need more help. The sensors also provide public health agencies with the first real-time geospatial view of disease burden in the community allowing them to focus their efforts on prevention and target their resources as never before. '
July 04, 2013
What is Asthmapolis?
Every day, millions of people with asthma use rescue inhalers, inadvertently indicating how well their disease is managed. Knowing when and where these symptoms occur can reveal valuable clues about environmental exposures that trigger asthma. But until now, there has been no way to accurately collect this information.
We created a sensor that tracks the use of inhalers, automatically capturing the time and geographic location of symptoms. We’ve also developed web and mobile phone applications so that patients and physicians can monitor asthma in daily life, take steps to control the disease, and prevent costly exacerbations.
By aggregating this anonymous, voluntarily-shared data about asthma, we can improve management and understanding of the disease. Asthmapolis provides people with the latest information about asthma in their communities, and helps scientists and public health agencies target interventions designed to reduce the burden of asthma.