Asthmapolis CEO Talks Sensors and The Future of Healthcare at SXSW
MADISON, Wis., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you imagine a world in which all your physiologic parameters were measured, monitored and managed in such a way that you always maintained perfect health? That world may be just around the corner – and it's the topic of the SXSW panel "Sensor Technologies: The Future of Health?" on Monday, March 11 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Creekside Room at the Sheraton Austin, 701 East 11th Street.
Asthmapolis today announced David Van Sickle, CEO and co-founder, will present along with moderator Jean-Luc Neptune, senior VP of Health 2.0, and fellow panelists Lama Nachman, principal engineer at Intel, and Mark Winter, senior director of the X Prize.
Van Sickle will discuss how the Asthmapolis sensor is the cornerstone of the company's FDA-cleared mobile health solution designed to improve the care of people with asthma, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers and help them achieve control of the disease.
Asthmapolis uses a novel combination of snap-on sensors and smartphone applications to track when and how often patients use their inhaled medications. The platform, available in both English and Spanish, then helps remind individuals of their daily preventive medications, reveal insights about their use of rescue medications and provide personalized feedback, targeted education and other tools that improve their ability to successfully manage the disease.
"By selecting this panel, the SXSW community gave sensors a vote of confidence to play a meaningful role in the future of healthcare," said David Van Sickle, CEO and founder, Asthmapolis. "We're fortunate to be recognized for our early work to make a difference in the care and treatment of asthma through sensors, apps and outreach, and I look forward to sharing our experiences – clinical, regulatory and technical – and weighing in on the current and future state of digital health."
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Asthmapolis was founded in 2010 with the goal of improving the management of asthma for people and healthcare professionals. The company's inhaler sensors, mobile applications and other tools enable individuals with asthma and their physicians to gain more awareness of asthma control and understanding of triggers, while also providing public health researchers with timely, comprehensive and objective data on the burden of asthma in communities. Asthmapolis has partnered with organizations such as the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California HealthCare Foundation, Dignity Health and others.
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