The MyAirCoach project is organizing the Workshop on Mobile Healthcare for the Self-Management of Chronic Diseases and the Empowerment of Patients in Conjunction with MobileHCI 2016, Florence, Italy.
The 66th session of the Regional Committee of Europe of the World Health Organization has recognized air pollution as the most significant environmental factor affecting non communicable disease such as asthma.
MyAirCoach is leading the way in this direction by incorporating pollution measurements and predictions in the offered Decision Support Functionalities, allowing in this way doctors as well as patients to understand the connections of asthma with their environment.
In a recent video publication of the European Respiratory Society, distinguished medical researchers discuss their views about the importance of occupational air quality in the maintenance of respiratory health and more specifically in the prevention of asthma worsening.
The MyAirCoach project will cover this important parameter of respiratory healthcare, through the unified interpretation of the medical records of patients and the objective measurement of air conditions in the patients environment.
In July, Dr Omar S Usmani, travelled to Malaysia to participate in the annual Malaysian Thoracic Society Congress organized in Penang on the 28th- 31st July ,
On the 22nd-24th July 2016, the Indian Academy of Allergy organised their annual congress under the theme to 'Expanding the Horizons of Allergic Diseases and Asthma: From Epigenetics to Treatment and Prevention'.
In July myAirCoach partners doctors Matteo Bonnini, Fan Chung and Omar Usmani met with local communities who visited the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital in London.