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Do you use a smartphone or tablet app for asthma?


Researchers from Imperial College London are carrying out research into how and why people like you use an app for their asthma. The research aims to help doctors advise people with asthma about which apps to choose as well as help improve the design of apps for asthma.

The study is open to adults based in the UK. If you'd like to find out more, please visit:

It doesn't matter if you've been using an app for a while, or if you've just started using one. If you know someone who does use an app, please pass this on.



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No, sorry, I don't. I only use apps on my iPad when they're necessary for websites like Netflix. Other than that I'm old fashioned and prefer paper.



Why is there one out there that will cure it? If so I would use it. Not really sure what you mean by an app for asthma.

I have a few bain cells missing now, died of oxygen starvation.


Sorry I only know what is written abaove - have you tried the link?


Teenagers might know, is there an asthma forum for that age group? But they might not find it cool so I don't know.

I also wonder what it would do. Maybe the pollen forecast? I don't think I'd want an app for any illness, condition or whatever.


A quick search reveals quite a few Asthma apps out there. They seem to keep people on time taking the meds and things like that. I didn't dig too deep as I don't have asthma but a sufferer might find them useful.




My name's Kit and I'm the researcher from Imperial leading this project. If you have any questions about the project I'm very happy to answer them.

Thanks to everyone who's commented.

@alwayssmiling - by an 'app' we mean software you can put on your mobile phone to add functions, for example a diary to store your peak flow readings.

@koala - it's a good suggestion about teenagers. There are quite a few apps out there, including pollen forecasts (mostly US-based), but also diaries, a place to keep your asthma action plan, and trackers for figuring out when your inhaler is running low.

If you know anyone who you think might be using an app for their asthma then we'd be very grateful if you let them know about the study.



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