World first ‘smart’ asthma inhaler made in NZ

Author: Te Karere TVNZ

A new smart asthma inhaler with an audio-visual function has dramatically improved child and adolescent use of preventative asthma medication. The University of Auckland study, funded by Cure Kids and the Health Research Council showed big improvements in night time waking, better uptake of their medication and fewer symptoms. Pere Wihongi reports. It may seem difficult, but it's the only way to help his asthma, even though he may not agree. According to statistics from the Asthma Association, one in four New Zealand children are asthmatics. One-year-old Majah McIntyre Tafutu is one of those children. Even though asthma is a lung condition, one of the main problems is remembering to take one's inhaler. Here is the answer to their prayers.

Not Lady Gaga, but her song, which is used as a reminder on this new device for an inhaler. Although it may seem easy for children, it's another story for babies. It's a world first for asthma, but it's hoped to be the first of many asthma remedial inventions. Pere Wihongi, Te Karere.

World first ‘smart’ asthma inhaler made in NZ

A new smart asthma inhaler with an audio-visual function has dramatically improved child and adolescent use of preventative asthma medication. The University of Auckland study, funded…

By: Te Karere TVNZ
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