Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma Research Group Inc
Ontario Lung Association
breathe for COPD
breathe for COPD transforms the current methods for the self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (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 for COPD 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 for COPD enables patients to independently identify changes in their breathing, learn techniques based on their unique medications, and highlights vital activities of the patient’s COPD action plan.
Together, these features support the individual in the self-management of their COPD, whether it be knowing which medications to take at the right time or booking an appointment with their healthcare provider for additional management.
• 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