More than 22 millions adults suffer from asthma. Symptoms can be frightening. A narrowing of airways can cause shortness of breath or wheezing. The condition can also have serious consequences.
There are several types of asthma, identified by its trigger whether it be stress, exercise, an allergen, or a respiratory condition. Knowing ones’ trigger is a key part of controlling and preventing attacks. An interesting study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison helps sufferers do just that– track your asthma attacks.
Using inhalers enabled with GPS allowed epidemiologist, David Van Sickle, to track where asthma attacks strike. Armed with this information, asthma sufferers can make good choices about their lifestyle. The GPS-enabled inhalers are still in study stage. Certainly, GPS has great potential for other uses in the medical field.