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

By Aditi Pai
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#6 Other asthma management apps

AsthmaMD

"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.