£4m tech fund aims to revolutionise asthma self-management – Med-Tech Innovation

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Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation has announced the winners of their £4 million asthma tech fund which aims to kick-start a revolution in asthma self-management.

The research grants, created in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) aim to fund projects that will revolutionise the way people with asthma are able to manage their condition, prevent asthma attacks and improve their quality of life.

Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK and results in around 70,000 hospital admissions and 1,100 deaths every year. It is a common condition that has the potential to be transformed by technology; Asthma UK’s 2016 Connected Asthma report highlighted the possible benefits of smart inhalers, health apps and remote monitoring to reduce asthma attacks and reduce symptoms. However, four years on, technology options for people with asthma to…

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