Asthma attack triggers focus of mHealth research project

Researchers at Southern Methodist University and the University of Maryland are collaborating on a wearable device to help pediatric asthma patients.

The tool, which will be worn as a vest by patients, will monitor and track pollen levels, carbon dioxide in blood and physical activity, as well as emotional state and breathing patterns, to determine what triggers an asthma attack.

The $2 million joint research project is being supported by a $540,737 National Institutes of Health grant and the research team aims to begin testing in January. Announcement