Development of a digital and self-instructing home test for different types of asthma.
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 551 107|
|Project duration||June 2019 - April 2021|
|Venture||Swelife and Medtech4Health - Collaborative Projects for Improved Health|
|Call||Swelife and Medtech4Health - Collaborative Projects for Improved Health (Spring 2019)|
Purpose and goal
The objective of the project is to develop a simple self-explanatory home test for different types of asthma. The aim is to develop a digital diagnostic tool and self-assessment test that patients can use to identify their individual asthma trigger(s) (e.g. exercise-induced or allergic asthma). The tool recognises when sufficient data has been collected and then shares it with the health care service in a structured way to effectively guide clinicians to a quick and correct diagnosis.
Expected results and effects
Asthma is underdiagnosed and it is anticipated that this project will lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of asthma which will translate into better quality of life for people affected by asthma. Good treatment of asthma requires early diagnosis and an accurate assessment of its severity. We anticipate this project will reduce the number of clinic visits whilst improving accessibility. The assessment can be started immediately and whilst the patient is experiencing symptoms and not once an appointment has become available, by which time the symptoms may well have resolved
Planned approach and implementation
The project contains of four phases: Requirements and product design - Market analysis and ensure correct CE marking strategy. Technical development - Validate requirements, plan development and implement development and test end results. Validations - Detailed outline of study method, apply for ethics approval and conduct study. Commercialization - Development of business plan and consumer market research.