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Asthma self-management with apps and wearables

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Digital self-management aids have become indispensable for many chronic diseases. For example apps and wearables help asthma patients to manage their condition and also make it easier to connect with doctors. Read more about the various self-management options in our Topic of the Month.

Stay healthy!

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: mHealth against asthma
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Asthma: Self-management thanks to apps and wearables

Topic of the Month

Image: woman holding an asthma inhaler in one hand and a smartphone in the other; Copyright: PantherMedia/microgen
Today, managing one's own chronic disease is hardly possible without digital helpers – not least because of the corona pandemic. People with asthma also benefit from apps and wearables. They help patients connect better with doctors and better understand their own disease. Our Topic of the Month looks at why this is so important and what the digital services can do.
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Asthma: Self-management thanks to apps and wearables
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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

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Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

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Automated, mobile X-ray device to improve health services

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

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Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

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