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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma

WEBSITE
https://breathebetter.app

PARTNERS
Asthma Research Group Inc
Ontario Lung Association
Environment Canada
London Health Sciences Centre

AVAILABLE ON (breathe for COPD only)

App Store

FOLLOW BREATHE FOR COPD

FOLLOW BREATHE FOR ASTHMA

breathe for COPD & ASTHMA

breathe transforms the current self-management methods for asthma and COPD from a generic paper-based approach to one that is dynamic and personalized.

The mobile app (currently optimized for iOS) enables patients to manage their exacerbations more efficiently and effectively. Breathe incorporates techniques used by respiratory educators, such as education around proper use of inhalers, to help patients identify and control their exacerbations. As a “digital educator,” breathe enables patients to independently identify changes in their breathing, learn techniques based on their unique medications, and highlights vital activities of the patient’s action plan. Together, these features support the individual in the self-management of their COPD and asthma, whether it be knowing which medications to take at the right time or booking an appointment with their healthcare provider for additional management.

Breathe for COPD is currently available for free download on the app store. Breathe for asthma is currently in development and will be available shortly.

Strengths

• Exacerbation recommendation based on the Canadian Thoracic Society’s action plan
• Conversational interface using a chatbot
• Patient-reported outcomes of changes in breathing and sputum
• Location detection, weather information and air quality prediction

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Air Quality
Prediction

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Patient Reported Outcomes

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