Mobile Asthma Apps

 

App

Description

Goals

Cost

Wellpets

Wella Pets

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Wella Pets is for kids ages 6-11 care for a loveable fire-breathing dragon that wants to blow fire, but cannot because it has asthma. Kids can care for the pet in a way that mirrors their own self-care.

Inhaler technique

Controller medication timing

Trigger avoidance

Symptom recognition

$2.99

 Asthma Sense

Asthma Sense

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Asthma Sense is an asthma management app that uses acoustic respiratory monitoring that measures the sounds caused by breathing distress. The measurement is taken via Bluetooth and sends it to the app for measurement. The measurements can also be sent to the parent’s phone for monitoring.

Symptoms

Breathing measurements

Medication use

Adherence to Asthma Action Plan

Alerts to take medications

Free

(Sensor is $150)

Sparx

SparX

SPARX aims to use gamification to help kids manage diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions. It is a video game equipped with a 3D interface reminiscent of World of Warcraft and reaches out to children & adolescents to ameliorate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Managing co-morbid conditions

Psychiatric & medical conditions

N/A

Assist Me

Assist Me With Inhalers

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Assist Me With Inhalers is a patient centered app that instructs patients on how to use their inhaler and it will even set a reminder for them to take scheduled treatments. The app has 11 types of inhalers that it goes over. These types include: MDI – closed and open mouthed, MDI spacer, Aerolizer, autohaler, diskus, flexhaler, twisthaler, handihaler, respimat and neohaler.

Inhaler technique

Medication compliance

Alerts to take medication

Free

Inhaler

Asthma Journal

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Many doctors recommend asthma patients to keep a daily journal to keep track of asthma symptoms, potential triggers, and medications. It helps doctors diagnose the cause of asthma and prescribe the most effective treatment. But, the paper and pencil based journals are hard to keep, and very difficult to sort through during the few precious minutes doctor spend with the patient in an office visit. The Asthma Journal app changes that.

Asthma education

Symptoms

Triggers

Medication Use

 

Free

Pro version: $4.99

Asthma Buddy

Asthma Buddy

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Asthma Buddy is a take-anywhere reminder of your day-to-day asthma medications. This easy to use app can help you to recognize if your asthma is getting worse and tell you what to do in response.

Medication Use

Peak Flow Tracker

Asthma Action Plan

Symptoms

Triggers

Asthma Education

Free

pollen

Allergy Alert

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This friendly application provides index levels for four different conditions: Allergy (Pollen), Asthma, Cold and Cough, and Ultraviolet Sensitivity. With a simple touch of the screen, you can plan your day with the One Day Alerts or think about your whole week with the four day forecasts!

Pollen alerts

Free

 

Content source:  American Lung Association