BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A new asthma inhaler is giving doctors the ability to create a more accurate treatment plan.
The disease affects 25 million adults and 8 million children nationwide.
The new inhaler went through a cyclical trial period in which a wireless sensor sits on top of a regular inhaler.
When a patient takes a puff, a map displays when and where the inhaler was used and records the amount of medication used.
The device sends the information to a doctor.
Researchers hope the inhaler will help them determine which areas of the country are hot spots for asthma sufferers. They hope that information will help them minimize contact triggers.
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