Tueohealth: Protection asthma patients
“Tueo” in Latin means to care for or to protect, presenter Dr. Michael Carchia said, and that’s exactly what his system aims to do for children with asthma.
For the past 2 years, the group has developed a device that passively monitors patients with asthma and collects data to alert a patient when they should use an inhaler and prevent an episode.
Carchia pointed out that because asthma treatment puts a lot of responsibility on the patient to report how they’re feeling and use their inhaler properly, it can ultimately result in poor adherence to a regimen and incorrect doses.
A sensor attached to a child’s bed passively monitors their heartbeat and respiratory rate and sends the data wirelessly to a caregiver’s mobile app, along with targeted guidance and education.
“I’m very excited about this,” Carchia said. “This is what gets me up in the morning.”