Press Release – May 24, 2011
Asthma Signals, Inc. and the Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of New England collaborate on an innovative mobile technology
designed to tackle Pediatric Asthma.
Asthma Signals Inc. and the Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of America, New England Chapter (AAFANE) announce the
start of a joint effort to conduct a comprehensive review of an
innovative mobile health application designed to reduce asthma attacks
Despite clear clinical guidelines and effective
medications for asthma management, over 1 million U.S. children
suffer from uncontrolled asthma. To address this unmet need, Asthma
Signals is developing an integrated mobile care management system
for pediatric asthma.
The family-friendly technology will connect
children, parents and the care provider community to actionable
recommendations through web and mobile phone interfaces. Based on
each child’s unique care plan, their daily activities and
surrounding environmental conditions, the software provides timely
reminders and actionable alerts prior to a likely acute asthmatic
AAFANE will offer its expertise in asthma
and also connect Asthma Signals with asthmatic children and their
parents to evaluate and refine the content and delivery approach
for the alerts and messages that are a key component of the mobile
care management system. The goal of this joint effort is to ensure
that information will be delivered to children, youths and their
care communities in a way that optimizes end-user uptake and action.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness
Month. Recognizing that Asthma is a controllable condition, and
that most attacks are preventable, Asthma Signals and the AAFANE
are pleased to be working together to tackle this major health condition.
With Asthma Signals ‘early warning system’, predicting
and preventing asthma attacks in children is possible.
For more information, please visit
our website, www.asthmasignals.com,
or contact Cathryn Gunther at 203-654-6444.