Demonstration Paper: AsthmaGuru: A Framework to Improve Adherence to Asthma Medication

Rajoshi Biswas, Peter Chang, Hasitha Dharmasiri, Gaurav Patel, Ashutosh Sabharwal

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Asthma is a widespread chronic disease. Poor management of Asthma results in a large number of hospitalizations each year, the majority of which are avoidable through strict adherence to medication. AsthmaGuru is a system which aims to provide personalized guidance to users on their health state, with an aim to improve their compliance to medication. To achieve this aim, AsthmaGuru aggregates three forms of data: (a) automated and unobtrusive measurement of medication adherence using a low-power portable electronic attachment to an inhaler, (b) lung function measurement based on portable spirometry and (c) local air quality metrics. We leverage a custom low-power hardware platform for augmenting the inhalers and spirometry and develop a custom Android API for delay-tolerant data collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Wireless Health 2013, WH 2013
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450322904
StatePublished - 2013
Event4th Conference on Wireless Health, WH 2013 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2013Nov 3 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - Wireless Health 2013, WH 2013


Conference4th Conference on Wireless Health, WH 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Adherence
  • Asthma
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Spirometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Informatics


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