Asthmapolis

By Brian Dolan 02:07 am March 27, 2012
At MadPow's Healthcare Experience Design 2012 conference this week in Boston, Josh Clark the founder of design consulting firm Global Moxie shared his "Seven Deadly Mobile Myths" in a presentation that would likely resonate with many working in mobile health today. Clark's first major foray into healthcare apps was with the very popular Couch-to-5K website and app, which originally launched in...
By Brian Dolan 06:11 pm March 26, 2012
At the HIMSS 2012 meeting in February members of the Asthmapolis team told MobiHealthNews that its inhaler tracking technology would soon find a wide deployment in Louisville, Kentucky. A recent report in the Louisville Courier-Journal detailed the Asthmapolis deployment, which is set to go live some time this May with 500 people. Previous Asthmapolis programs only included a few dozen...
By Brian Dolan 06:46 pm March 14, 2012
Medical device design and development consultancy Cambridge Consultants showed off its latest creation this week, an asthma inhaler training device called the T-Haler. According to the company the concept device "more than doubles patient compliance." More than three Americans head to the emergency every minute because of an asthma attack, according to the company. About 5,000 people in the US...
By Brian Dolan 08:48 am February 20, 2012
Asthmapolis is working with Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, to equip its Sacramento-based asthma patients with GPS-enabled inhalers that send real-time breathing data to physicians' smartphones. Asthmapolis is ramping up production of its device, a sensor that sits atop most inhalers, at a Wisconsin-based device manufacturing plant. The device was expected to launch last year....
By Brian Dolan 12:11 pm January 12, 2012
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has offered up a new, free asthma management app, called MyAsthma, for iPhone and Android users in the UK. The app's core offering is an Asthma Control Test (ACT), which is a simple 30-second test that provides users with an index score for how well they are managing their asthma overall. UK-based Replay Digital developed the app for GSK. Dr. Mike Thomas...
By Brian Dolan 07:07 am April 20, 2011
Back in April 2009 we reported that David Van Sickle, a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was developing a GPS add-on for asthmatics’ inhalers to map where and when environmental exposures cause asthma symptoms--as well as alert users and encourage them to puff on the “rescue...