21 types of health apps the FDA could regulate but won't

By Aditi Pai

#6 Other asthma management apps


"Mobile apps that help asthmatics track inhaler usage, asthma episodes experienced, location of user at the time of an attack, or environmental triggers of asthma attacks;"

Asthma tracking apps also fit into this category. Companies like AsthmaMD use manually entered data to keep a journal of asthma episodes, visualize the information on a graph, and track how medication is managing the asthma. In 2010, FCC’s 360-page National Broadband Plan praised AsthmaMD. Users can also opt-in to share their data with doctors and researchers anonymously so that the medical community may better understand the disease.