Eightytwenty’s latest app targets asthma patients

27 Nov 2012

Recent Eircom Golden Spiders award-winner Eightytwenty has teamed up with the Asthma Society of Ireland to create a mobile app to help asthma patients deal with their condition.

Asthma Coach is an iOS app available for free from the App Store. Developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and asthma patients, the app provides users with an electronic record of their asthma activity, documenting Peak Flow measurements, symptoms, medication usage, attacks, triggers and check-ups.

Patients can share this information and the resulting graphs with their healthcare professionals via the app, which includes an action plan to be developed with input from the patient’s healthcare professional.

A specially designed ‘Child mode’ provides a controlled environment for parents to help their children manage their condition from an early age, using a rewards system to incentivise use.

Other features of the app include reminders for medical appointments, medications and vaccinations; asthma control tests; instructional videos; a live pollen feed; and a push-to-call function to reach emergency services or a designated contact.

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic