Managing COPD with latest Sensor Technology

One of the most effective rehabilitation methods for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to improve physical function. Sensors today can monitor the vital signs of COPD patient in combination with an automatic intelligent training control and emergency detection. Patient can get supervised training without the physical presence of an expert.

Check out below sensors that help COPD patients to monitor their signs and track medication usage.

  • Philips Healthcare developed a gadget for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients that's worn inside a disposable adhesive patch, continuously gathering diagnostic stats like heart rate, respiratory function and physical activity (or inactivity). All of the data is collected on the sensor, transferred to the patient's mobile device and uploaded to a cloud-based healthcare repository.
  • Propeller health inhaler sensor sits on top of inhalers that are used by patients with COPD. When an inhaler is used, the sensor works with an accompanying mobile phone application to capture information about day-to-day burden and management