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airTEXT
developed by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) Limited


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Information about current and forthcoming air pollution, pollen, ultraviolet levels, plus temperature, for Greater London, England.
Recommended by David Hiles, Head of Health Promotion, Asthma UK David Hiles, Head of Health Promotion, Asthma UK | BBC News Health, 14 July 2013


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

Asthma Coach

Asthma Coach
developed by Eighty Twenty/4D, Ireland


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and graph form.

"The Asthma Society of Ireland has launched Asthma Coach, a new free app for iPhones and mobile website for all Smartphone devices aimed at helping people better manage their symptoms. It’s essential for people with asthma to have an asthma management plan and to review it regularly with their healthcare professional. The Asthma Coach will let them do this easily in a way that fits into their busy lifestyle." Asthma Society of Ireland, Ireland | http://bit.ly/122Kmmm


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

Asthma Health

Asthma Health
developed by Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Lifemap Solutions


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A personalised tool that enables people with asthma to gain insight into their asthma, avoid triggers, adhere to treatment plans, and take charge of their health.
“I love that the app sends me reminders so that I no longer forget to take my meds. I can see how many times I use my rescue inhaler and keep track of my peak flows for my pulmonologist…“One of my favorite features on the app is all the informative articles it provides. Now, I always feel that I am up to date on the latest asthma care. I have found that not many other mobile health studies do this.” Barbara T, asthma patient, Boston, MA, USA | http://apps.icahn.mssm.edu/asthma/participant-stories/


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

Asthma-Info

Asthma-Info
developed by swiss:smart:media


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Diary that helps people with asthma discover how well they are controlling their condition.
"With the app 'Asthma-Info', you will find out how well your asthma is controlled. Statistics illustrates your progress, and the diary will help you tell your doctor about your level of asthma control."  aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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

AsthmaTrack

AsthmaTrack
developed by dangerDown LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.15, $2.32]

Allows a user with asthma to record event information (such as environmental conditions, symptoms, treatments, and vital signs) that may be relevant to asthma.

“I’m using asthmaTrack, which is a bit better than AsthmaMD. You can customise your zones, etc, but it does have an annoying quality—you have to put in ‘None’, ‘Light’, ‘Medium’, etc, for symptoms. I’d rather have a number rating, or something else, as, often, I don’t feel like this allows enough discrimination. I’d never put 'Severe’, unless I was having a full-on attack. But this leaves me with only ‘Light’ and ‘Medium’—not really enough for a proper description. Plus, you can’t add triggers (and it doesn’t have all of mine). But, otherwise, it is OK. It does have a proper chart that records your actual peak-flow (PF) readings, rather than weird estimates. Also, it has sections in which you can write what you like, so you can say more about symptoms, triggers, etc. I’ve not yet found an asthma app I’m really happy with, though. I wonder if any of the developers of the existing apps asked asthmatics what they wanted?” Asthma UK Forum, UK | Source is no longer available


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

CareTRx

CareTRx
developed by Gecko Health Innovations, was a spin-out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (now acquired by the Israeli company Teva; Teva plans to integrate the service with its respiratory products.)


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
Designed to simplify chronic respiratory disease management, connecting patients and caregivers through remote monitoring and real-time adherence tools.
Gecko Health Innovations’ CareTRx sensor fits on metered dose inhalers, with an LED display allowing programmable medication reminders. Multiple pressure sensors analyse actuation accuracy. The accompanying app and dashboard allows patients and healthcare professionals to access real-time data stored securely on the cloud. Asthma UK | http://bit.ly/2bdqMBy


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

e-symptoms

e-symptoms
developed by swiss:smart:media


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Diary that allows people with asthma or allergies to document their symptoms and potential environmental triggers.
"The aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, MeteoSchweiz, and CK-Care provide allergy sufferers, carers and any person who is interested with this app. It is a helpful tool that allows the user to get an accurate diagnosis." aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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

MyAsthma

MyAsthma
developed by emotive


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Aims to help people with asthma (aged over 12) to manage their condition.

“Education for Health’s Chief Executive, Monica Fletcher, was one of a panel of asthma experts who helped develop the app, lending her expert knowledge to its design. The app aims to empower asthma patients, allowing them to better understand their condition, and address the personal barriers they face in managing asthma. As such, the app can generate tailored messages, and will facilitate more informed dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.” Education for Health, UK | http://bit.ly/x7tEp3


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

Pollen-News

Pollen-News
developed by Getunik


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Forecasts pollen levels across Switzerland in the region of Switzerland selected by a user.
“Hay-fever sufferers, or people allergic to pollen, may at any time get forecasts and information about pollen levels throughout Switzerland and at the user’s location. Besides, the app contains lots of information and tips for allergy sufferers.” aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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

Propeller Health

Propeller Health
developed by Noble Applications


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

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).
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.” Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF), USA | http://bit.ly/1gTTw0L


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

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