Asthma apps proliferate for the right reasons

Asthma apps proliferate for the right reasons 150 150 Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI)

Asthmapolis. Asthma Journal. AsthmaMD. GlaxoSmithKline’s MyAsthma. AsthmaSense and AirSonea, both from iSonea. T-Haler. CitiSense. WeatherMD. iBiomed. Healthanywhere. SMS-based Asthma Signals.

Those are just the asthma-related mobile apps and wireless devices MobiHealthNews has written about. Check Google Play and you’ll find nearly 250 Android apps for learning about, treating, tracking and living with the chronic respiratory disease. And there are more on the way.

Sure, there are more than 1,000 available for diabetes, even though the two diseases have pretty much the same prevalence in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population, had asthma in 2009. About the same number had diabetes, the CDC says, and 7 million of those people do not even know they have diabetes.

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