Walking through expansive, smoke-filled casinos, traversing the miles and miles of exhibitors, and wading through the crowds too close for comfort, this editor was afraid his asthma might flare up as he made his way around CES in Las Vegas last week. Perhaps if he were wearing a smart sensing patch called ADAMM, asthma would be the least of his worries.
ADAMM (Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management) is an upcoming wearable developed by Rochester, NY based Health Care Originals. Measuring about the diameter of a hockey puck, this smart patch can not only tell when the wearer is experiencing an asthma attack by measuring heart rate, respiration, coughing, and breath sounds, but also uses this information to predict and detect if an asthma attack may be imminent. ADAMM transmits its data wirelessly to a mobile app, where it can remind the wearer to take their medication, alert them of a possible asthma attack, or if the wearer is a child, alert a parent or guardian via text message.
When we spoke with co-founder Ran Gao about ADAMM, he explained that pediatrics is a huge opportunity for the company. Children aren’t always able to perceive if their asthma is starting to flare up, and even then, they often lack the discipline to use their inhaler. ADAMM can help ensure that parents can monitor for asthma flare-ups, even when they are away from their kids.
ADAMM is seeking FDA approved and targeting for a launch sometime in the second quarter of the year.
More information: Health Care Originals website