Asthma Monitoring Wearable Devices
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in many parts of the world, asthma is often the most common chronic disease among children. In Singapore alone, approximately one in five children has asthma.
The Impacts of Asthma on Daily Life
If undiagnosed or undertreated, asthma sufferers may suffer a prolonged decline in their quality of life, especially with sleep disturbances, having problems concentrating or constantly feeling physically fatigued. Having asthma can also limit one’s activities considerably.
Effective Asthma Monitoring With Wearable Devices
With the quick advances in computer microchips in recent years, asthma monitoring wearable devices are now better equipped with a longer battery life and growing functionalities. Monitoring parameters include monitoring cough, wheeze, respiratory rate and heart rate. Such asthma monitoring devices can range from a chest strap to a chip that functions like a smart, wearable stethoscope that has a silicon adhesive patch that can be safely adhered to the skin.
Remote Monitoring for Peace of Mind
Since it is practically impossible to have a doctor beside the asthma sufferer at all times, such asthma monitoring devices help to alert the patient or their caregivers of abnormal breathing patterns or an impending asthma attack with instant notifications. It can also function to continuously monitor how well a patient is breathing after using an inhaler to give an indication of how well the patient is responding to the treatment.