«The COVID-19 pandemic has put lung health firmly in our minds. For those with chronic lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, an important way to keep track of lung health is to use a spirometer to measure how well air can move in and out of the lungs during forced breathing. However, patients would typically attend with a lung specialist to perform this test. This is inconvenient and precludes regular monitoring to keep a close eye on lung health and spot any upcoming disease exacerbation.»

«To increase patient compliance, and to make the process more fun, the system also includes computer games that incentivize the patient to use the device regularly and share their lung health data with their clinician.»

Article written by CONN HASTINGS