The Asthma Signals Program
WHAT IT IS: The Asthma
Signal product is an “Early Warning Software Program”
that integrates each child’s asthma-related medical data (including
an Asthma Action Plan, where available) with location-based activities
and conditions, such as environmental allergens or pollutants.
WHO IT’S FOR: The
system empowers families and caregivers to comply with their child’s
Asthma Action Plan by translating the plan into easy-to-understand
action steps – within the context of family and school life.
WHAT IT DOES: The program
delivers personalized information and reminders via cell phone text
message or smart-phone application. For example, a parent may receive
a text message: “Remind Billy to use his inhaler before
tomorrow’s soccer game”… because environmental
data inputs show that the pollen count at the game location is expected
to be very high.