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Smart technology to manage respiratory diseases

PropellerPropeller’s digital platform is intended to help asthma and COPD patients and their physicians record and monitor medication usage, review symptoms, and receive other information about their disease management and its impact.

When used under the care of a physician with a prescribed MDI, the system can be used to reduce the frequency of respiratory health symptoms and exacerbations by increasing adherence to MDI medications through the use of feedback such as reminders and notifications, and self-management education.

Patients use the Propeller platform by attaching a sensor to their existing inhaler. The sensor then tracks medication usage and location data and delivers insights to the patient via their smart phone, mobile phone, or desktop portal, including medication adherence reminders, air quality forecasts, symptom triggers, and disease management tips to help them self manage their disease.

Product Case Study by Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTx)

The 10 most incredible medical breakthroughs of 2018

innovation in healthcareFrom medical drones to the first FDA-approved cannabis drug, innovative research continues to transform the future of health care.

In a tech-obsessed world, it’s only natural to ponder all the ways technology might actually be damaging your health. Is social media a trigger for depression? Could your cell phone start a fire while you sleep? Can reading a computer screen all day ruin your vision? It’s easy to get caught up in that downward spiral of thinking.

However, nestled in between all the negatives is an incredible world of positives. Technology only continues to advance in ways that can completely transform the future of health care. Just last year, scientists made progress in learning how to regenerate body parts, detect pancreatic cancer earlier, and relieve pain via virtual reality, Prevention reported.

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Flexible sensor maps blood-oxygen levels across the body

In the case of a medical shock, low blood perfusion, or organ injury, the authors highlight, the pulsatile arterial blood signal of becomes too weak to be used for pulse oximetry. The researchers proved their setup on a forearm by occluding blood supply to the arm using a pressure cuff (as those used for measuring arterial tension).