The Race Is On: Developers Look To Smart Devices To Help Patients Stick To Asthma Therapy
Meanwhile, a company has come up with a shoe designed to reduce hip, knee and back pain.
Your Inhaler's Watching You: Drugmakers Race For Smart Devices
Makers of inhalers to treat asthma and chronic lung disease are racing to develop a new generation of smart devices with sensors to monitor if patients are using their puffers properly. Linked wirelessly to the cloud, the gadgets are part of a medical "Internet of Things" that promises improved adherence, or correct use of the medication, and better health outcomes. They may also hold the key to company profits in an era of increasingly tough competition. (7/20)
Patients Attempt To ‘Walk Off’ Pain With Wearable Therapy
Typically, when people suffer from back or knee pain, they reach for the anti-inflammatories or the pain meds. But one company has come up with a shoe it thinks can be just as effective. AposTherapy’s space-age-looking footwear is designed to reduce knee, hip and back pain by realigning the way patients walk. (Hoshaw, 7/20)