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BreezoMeter Helps Asthma Sufferers Breathe Easier

Shahar Polak

We are excited to announce that we’re working with The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions to offer asthma sufferers a way to manage their condition and improve their breathing. LifeMap Solutions, a company developing innovative digital health solutions, announced yesterday that it expanded the international reach of its free Asthma Health app to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The app helps patients track their asthma symptoms, allows them to review trends and gives them feedback on their progress. LifeMap integrated our analyzed air quality data to provide its users with a more complete picture of where they may be encountering environmental asthma triggers.

Credit: The Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Credit: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Part of the BreezoMeter mission is to have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. There are already over 50 million people who use our air quality data daily. For people living with asthma, having our data can mean the difference between a stroll in the park and a life-threatening asthma attack.

The Asthma Health app is a great demonstration of our ability to turn air quality data into action. As we continue to expand globally, we’re able to collect data from live sensors around the world, increasing our accuracy and our ability to translate our data to additional applications.

Today, air pollution is one of the world’s biggest killers – contributing to the deaths of 5.5 million people annually. Beyond that, we are starting to see studies emerge about the negative impacts of air pollution on pregnant women, making it more likely that their children are born with asthma, and in older people, directly increasing their risk of heart attack.

Our tools can help provide medical professionals and organizations with the highest-quality, most personalized health information available. Armed with this, patients can understand the interactions between the environment and their health and be empowered to make life changing decisions to breathe easier.

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