Asthmapolis

By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is expanding its collaboration with the City of Louisville, Kentucky, thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The new program, called Air Louisville will allow the city to collect data from sensors attached to 2,000 asthma inhalers, which can then be used for public health purposes. Chris Hogg, Propeller Health's chief operating officer...
By Jonah Comstock September 30, 2014
Boehringer Ingelheim is a pretty familiar name to people who follow mobile health moves from pharma companies. The large, privately-owned German firm has been involved in pilots with game developer Ayogo, smart pill bottle maker AdhereTech, and now-defunct behavior change platform Healthrageous. While its partners have talked up these pilots, up until now the company itself has been pretty quiet...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health, formerly known as Asthmapolis, has raised $14.5 million in a round of funding led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from return backer The Social+Capital Partnership. Propeller has also hired Practice Fusion's Chris Hogg as its first COO, and he'll head up the company's new San Francisco office. The smart inhaler company's devices and companion...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2014
New Zealand-based medical device company Nexus6 has received FDA clearance for its smartphone-connected inhaler, SmartTouch, as a class II medical device. The new SmartTouch device has been cleared as a prescribable Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) with a handful of intended uses: in clinical trials; in clinical practice, and for patient self-management. In all cases the device is used to help track...
By Jonah Comstock May 6, 2014
Propeller Health, formerly Asthmapolis, has received FDA clearance for a platform that includes a new smart inhaler and is geared for patients with either asthma or COPD. "Our goal is to minimize or eliminate exacerbations – that drives everything we do. Key to that, particularly as we move deeper into COPD, is optimizing both the patient and provider experience on Propeller," David Van Sickle,...
By Neil Versel November 12, 2013
Propeller Health's respiratory management platform Mobile apps for clinical management have tremendous potential to help providers and patients to manage chronic ailments together and to expand access to care. However, lack of interoperability with electronic health records, a dearth of outcomes research as well as concerns about reimbursement, regulation and individual privacy are standing in...
By Aditi Pai October 24, 2013
Propeller Health's respitory management platform The mobile health space is getting crowded, Proteus Digital Health Chief Product Officer David O'Reilly said at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. "I find it a little tedious how many different wristbands based on the same accelerometer technology are coming out," O'Reilly said. "But what's happening is people are getting...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
Asthmapolis, the Madison-Wisconsin based smart inhaler company, is changing its name as it moves beyond both asthma treatment and GPS mapping. The company's rebranding as Propeller Health will correspond with a broadening of its offerings to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a lung condition similar to asthma except more likely to afflict an older population. "From a...
By Jonah Comstock August 7, 2013
Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled...
By Aditi Pai July 25, 2013
Madison, Wisconsin-based Asthmapolis, which offers an FDA-cleared inhaler sensor and companion app, announced a deal with San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers. The hospital will offer the Asthmapolis platform as part of its asthma respiratory health management program. Asthmapolis' device is a sensor that attaches to most inhalers for patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor...