Propeller Health


Listed in: Asthma  COPD  
Propeller Health

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Supported languages:

English / Spanish

Cost:

Free

When used with a matching bluetooth inhaler sensor, records usage of reliever inhaler by people living with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2015 the app obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline's Diskus® dry powder inhaler (DPI) device for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Boehringer Ingelheim's Respimat® inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Languages

English / Spanish

Countries of use

USA

Cost

Free

Developer

Noble Applications
(Based in United States)
http://nobleapplications.com/mobile-app-development-projects ; Support email:

Funder

Propeller Health/Reciprocal Labs Corporation, USA (the financial backers of which include the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), USA)

Medical Adviser

Dr David Van Sickle, CEO, Propeller Health

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

When used with a matching bluetooth inhaler sensor that sits on top of an asthma reliever inhaler, the app records usage of the inhaler. The sensor wirelessly syncs with the user's smartphone. The app collects data about where and when puffs are taken from the inhaler, pinpointing location by GPS, and the app automatically creates an 'asthma diary' for the user. The information can help people with asthma (and their doctors) track their asthma symptoms, and identify when their asthma is not under control. The bluetooth sensor is only available to patients in the USA who are signed up via their health plan, or care provider. The sensor and the app software received FDA clearance as a medical device in 2012. The app was mentioned by the Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Mobile for Good Europe’ Awards 2013 as an example of an app that helps patients to stay in control of their health, even if no doctors are nearby: “The Asthmapolis app helps asthma patients manage the disease, indicating which parts of the city are highly polluted (and therefore better avoided).”


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF), USA
Review: Using a special GPS-enabled device that attaches to an inhaler, Propeller Health (formerly called Asthmapolis) automatically records the time and location when asthma patients use their inhalers. This data is transmitted to the patient’s doctor, while collective data is available to asthma researchers and public-health agencies. It maps and tracks asthma symptoms, triggers, and the use of rescue and controller medications and other important events from any phone. You can also receive text message reminders when you forget to use controller medication, and review streamlined versions of your asthma map and charts on the phone.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1gTTw0L
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1gTTw0N
Reviewer: LeadingAge, USA
Review: “An app called Propeller Health (formerly called Asthmapolis) helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma track their symptoms. The app features a sensor that sits on top of an inhaler. The sensor tracks when and where the app owner uses the inhaler. This data, which is transmitted via Bluetooth to a user’s smartphone, could help patients figure out what is triggering their attacks.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1gTVo9V
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1gTVle8
Reviewer: Living Map of Ageing Innovators/Nesta, UK
Review: “People with asthma can use Propeller Health (formerly called Asthmapolis) to monitor when and where they use their inhalers. A sensor fits over the end of the inhaler, and sends data to a smartphone, where users can see maps and timelines showing when they needed to use it. This can also be shared with their doctor, or pooled anonymously with others to help big-data analysts identify environmental hot-spots that trigger asthma—whether related to weather, pollen, or other environmental factors. Asthmapolis can also help with research: a trial in Hawaii is using it help evaluate the effects of volcanic fog, by aligning results against air monitoring.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1gTVFtB
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1gTVIFG
Reviewer: Asthma UK
Review:

"The Propeller Health sensor is a small device that attaches to the top of an existing inhaler. It can be used with both reliever and preventer medications for tracking symptoms and adherence respectively, with a record of the time and place an inhaler has been a text, push notification or email reminder if they miss a scheduled dose.

A randomised controlled trial of 495 patients assessing the Propeller Health Asthma Platform for reliever inhaler monitoring has shown that over a 12-month period reliever use was reduced, reliever-free days were increased, and asthma control was improved. [Merchant RK, Inamdar R, Quade RC. Effectiveness of Population Health Management Using the Propeller Health Asthma Platform: A Randomized Clinical Trial. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2015.11.022]"


Source: http://bit.ly/2bdqMBy
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/2bdqvP6

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